How Mexican Female Artists’ Iconography in 1930s-1940s Present Their Understanding about Their Struggles and Confusion in Their Life
Keywords:Mexican Art; Female Artists; Iconography.
By analyzing representative iconographies by Frida Kahlo and Maria Izquierdo, combined with the historical as well as religious background, Mexican female artists demonstrate a unique way to express their misery in unhappy marriage and motherhood. The dialogues are then established, between different female artists at that time for their shared experiences and between appreciators and artists for sympathetic resonance. Though the primary purpose is mainly individual emotional catharsis, the universal value of those works shouldn't be neglected. They opened a hole for people thereafter to peep into the Mexican society where women were burdened with heavy pressures and expectations.
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