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 
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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.

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