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The first task
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Symbolism in Frida Kahlo. (To see her work, go to the bottom left of this website.) http://www.pbs.org/weta/fridakahlo/ (This is a link to another website.)
The work of Frida Kahlo is full of symbolism, such as a monkey on her shoulder. A monkey is the patron of the dance and a sign of desire in Mexican mythology. The monkey, on the other hand, is more of a guardian and companion in this context and reflects her animal alter ego. Find further samples of Kahlo’s art. Investigate the symbolism used by Kahlo in her works, as well as the context in which these symbols emerge. Share your findings with the rest of the class. Keep it to 150-200 words.
Then there’s the Self-Portrait. Artists have drawn, painted, sculpted, and photographed their likenesses for decades. Draw, collage, paint, or photograph your likeness to create a portrait. Self-portraits should reflect your personality and interests. Make your self-portrait more meaningful by using symbols. Will your portrait be an expressive abstraction of your inner mood or a flattering portrayal of your physical qualities? Will the portrait indicates your current social status, or will it reveal where you want to be in the future? Decide on the length of the portraits: should they be the bust length, half-length, three-quarters length, or full length?
The second task
In today’s culture, how are women portrayed? Looking through any magazine, whether oriented toward men or women, will quickly confirm the phrase “sex sells.”
Look in five different types of magazines to find five images of how a woman is depicted. What is the image/purpose? ad’s What is the woman’s portrayal like? What are the figure’s intentions? And how do you, the viewer, feel about this woman and/or the image’s/intentions? ad’s between 100 and 300 words
Then, as a follow-up to this assignment, choose one image that piques your curiosity. To make a black-and-white image, copy or scan it. Incorporate a red statement that is opposing or startling, similar to Barbara Kruger’s Untitled (Your body is a battleground).
ART 45A Symbolism in Frida Kahlo’s Work