The Cosmology of Frida Kahlo: A Hybrid Identity

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The oeuvre of Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) emerges from her conscious sense of belonging to Mexico and the self-awareness of her own mestizaje, the union of different cultures: White man and indigenous. Contrary to her fellow Mexican Muralists, her paintings are small but provocative, and she places herself in the protagonist role. Throughout her artwork she expands the thematic of her depictions, providing equal space to Western religious symbols, Eastern elements and Aztec deities. Her personal experiences and the knowledge she acquired play an important role in her imagination which results in an apparent lack of structure. Yet, the artist provides a surprising link that conjugates the elements of the paintings.

Manet’s Olympia: Commentaries Over Time

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Art historians, scholars, art critics, and museum curators often present multiple narratives within a time and framework in order to convey a message; even the viewer’s personal background and knowledge are determinant while looking at the painting. Overall, Olympia is considered the modern painting due to its aesthetic, subject matter, and technique. The technical experimentation provides the shapes and forms a certain air of liquidity and uncertainty. This optical experience makes it the first Impressionist painting. Edouard Manet created it with sincerity and frankness as Michael Fried says. However, the painting itself hides and reveals multiple cultural and artistic codes that can be discussed repeatedly. This paper will consider how authors and critics responded to the painting and how that contextualizes both its period and our interpretations of it today.

KA WA KEY

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The collection is inspired and is interpretation of old sailor wear and clothes our grand parents would have work when they were young. The … Read More

Collecting Birds: Looking Back at Tenochtitlan

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Photo Gunnar Tufta (C)FASHION FANZINE ISSN 2397 2580 – November 2018 Collecting Birds: Looking Back at Tenochtitlan   By Emireth Herrera     The … Read More

Unknotting Identity and Weaving Stories

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Photo  Gunnar Tufta (C)FASHION FANZINE ISSN 2397 2580 – October 2018   Cecilia Vicuña:  Unknotting Identity and Weaving Stories     By Emireth Herrera … Read More

Yasmine Eslami – Beauty In The Feminine Form

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    YASMINE ESLAMI photographed in PARIS by ALICE ROSATI / Mily Kadz assisted by ANDREA LUCIA FORESTA production by MILY KADZ Hair by … Read More

Carlos Campos – Constructed shapes of Fashion

A conversation with Carlos Campos Written By Emireth Herrera Valdés Portrait Photography by Gunnar Tufta Fashion Photography by Paul Storey Hair by Gonn Kinoshita … Read More

BLOKE – Allow Us to be Different

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