Friday, October 29, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tim Burton

While he is definatly not considered a historical artist by any means, and most of you know him for his movies: Edward Scissorhands, Nightmare Before Christmas, Big Fish and his latest Alice in Wonderland. He also a very accomplished artist, and seeing that this is October hand Halloween quickly approaching, I thought it only right to give him his proper dues.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010


In a famous self-portrait, Mexican artist Frida Kahlo stands alongside her famous husband, Diego Rivera. He towers over her; she looks almost like a child trapped in the grip of a huge, bearish figure. But that image is deceptive, because Frida has proved to have a power that belies her diminutive stature. Although she painted in obscurity during much of her life, in recent years her reputation has grown and now equals that of her celebrated husband. Her striking self-portraits of a damaged but defiant woman clad in colorful Mexican garb have caught the imagination of the entire world. Kahlo has become a feminist icon--the epitome of the woman overpowered and victimized by a potent man but gradually emerging from his shadow. She now stands as one of the most revered women artists of all time.