Friday, April 20, 2012

Hannah Höch

I highly enjoy all of the art history classes I have taken so far, and am sure I will also enjoy the ones coming soon in my future (7 in total!). It is so interesting to see how art has progressed throughout the years, and how artists have constantly reformed what art is considered to be.

As pieces of art come to me that I find to be extra inspirational and influential, I want to start making note of it on this blog! So here is the first :)

Hannah Höch 
Cut with a Kitchen Knife Dada Through the Last Weimar Beer Belly Cultural Epoch of Germany

First of all, I love Hannah Höch not only because of her artwork, but because she is a woman. Looking back in history, woman make up a very small portion of working artists, especially those lucky enough to be recognized by the masses. I believe the few that are in our history books need to be appreciated to the upmost extent. Second, she deals with gender and political issues that I find to be incredibly ballsy for the time in which she was working. In the future, I would love to take influence from Hannah Höch and design a lesson plan for high schoolers exploring gender roles and photomontage.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Hopefully Back in Action!

AH! The semester is almost over. Finally! It has been super hectic and I have clearly had no extra time to update. For the first time in forever I actually had time to do some drawing/watercoloring for myself tonight. So here it is!

It's Ms. Bailz with her hoop. I love this photo of her. It truly captures her, and the type of lady she has become. I hope to take this quick painting and transfer it into an actual large scale, oil painting this summer. Potentially a summer project in the works :)