Faces of Beauty - Angela Estrada

The reason this gallery is created is to showcase different portraits of beautiful women from around the world and different ethnicities during the Modern Art period, which was from 1860 to 1945. To make this gallery even more interesting and focused, the medium of all these portraits are painted on is oil-based paint on canvas. 

The 1912 realist painting, "La Ricitos", depicts a strong and confident woman smoking a cigarette. People surround her but she’s the only one with a light over her and she’s also in the center, which makes her the focus of the painting. The proportion on the painting also helps to give more realism to the portrait.
The 1916 Post Impressionist painting, “Mrs. Mounter", depicts an older woman in a café drinking a cup of tea by her self. The variety and unity of the colors used on the woman give an amazing contrast between the background and her, which makes her the focus of the painting.
The 1917 cubist and fauvist painting, "Self-Portait", depicts a woman sitting by her self using a fan and looking away. The lines, colors, and space, help to make her the focus of the painting. The unity and variety of the colors helps you to differentiate between her and the background.
The 1919 painting by Amedeo Modigliani, “Portrait of a Polish Woman”, depicts a woman in a room with a confused look. The space in this painting is created with the contrast of the colors creating a really big difference between the woman and the background that she is in front of.
The 1924 realist painting, “Somali Woman”, depicts a dark skin beautiful woman with the typical clothes of her culture. The proportion of the trees makes her seem part of the nature, which is where she is supposed to be. The use of lines and colors to differentiate one thing from the other helps to create a better sense of realism to the painting.
The 1924 painting, “The straw hat”, depicts a feminist, confident, and rebel woman. The contrast between the woman and the background is created by the shades that make it seem like negative space, which also makes the woman the focus. The flower on her head and the bird create an image of a very free character.
The 1930 realist painting by Antonio Donghi, “Woman at her dressing table”, depicts a woman getting ready for a big occasion. The colors in this image create the space between the woman and the background, which the color pink represents the negative space. Also, the pink helps the blue to stand out, making the woman the focus of the painting.
The 1930 painting by Margaret Preston, which is her “Self Portrait”, depicts a very concentrated and determined painter. The use of bricks in the background creates the space between the woman and the wall; the lines cause this effect. Her dark clothing and different colors and shades on her face help her to be the focus of the image.
The 1931 realist painting by Frida Kalho, “Retrato de Eva Frederick”, depicts a native Mexican woman with a serious face. It’s interesting how is created the space in this painting thinking of how close the shades of her skin and the background seem very alike, but it still works. The absence of things in the background definitely makes her the focus of the painting.
The 1930 – 1935 dated futuristic painting by TOGO Seiji, “Picture of a Woman”, depicts an Asian woman sitting on a very futuristic room. The use of lines and different shades of violet make the space of this painting. The color palette of this painting is really important because it’s communicating that she is very flawless and delicate.
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