Women and their strengths

Gallery of the women who impacted the America we live in today.

I chose this photo of Truth after reading the speech she was known for called "Ain't I a Woman" given in Akron, OH. The speech it self was moving, but I chose it because of the location she delivered it in. I grew up in Cleveland, OH, less than an hour away from Akron and it was eye opening to know that only a 164 years ago, in the same state I called home, this woman was fighting for the freedom and equality of women and blacks. I believe this photo falls into the category of Fine art because of the history of Sojourner Truth's life.
This photo of Josephine looks warm to me if that make sense. For a woman who did so much and lived in a time where opportunities were limited, she looks confident and sure of herself and not at all hardened by what she has experienced. I would also say this portrait is apart of fine art because of the way she is sitting and the way the photograph was captured.
I chose this piece by Hirst because the details were done so well. The shadows on the table and the lemon have a life like appearance and the painting over all says exactly what I believe Hirst wanted to say. I had a bit of trouble deciding whether or not this painting was considered to be fine art or applied art, but I eventually decided it was fine art because of the traditionally technique Hirst used to created it.
This piece is my favorite piece of the five chosen. It's very simple, but the unity it represents is heart warming. I've seen replica's of this piece being used to symbolize the strength we can obtain when united and I associate only positivity with it. I've never seen the original until now, and I love the simple detail on the wrists of the Brownings. I would consider this piece applied art because it is a cast and because Hosmer used the Browning's actually hands to create it.
I chose this photo because of the confidence Eulabee Dix captured herself with. I think that detail was very telling of her character. She painted herself in water color, which, according to the article the NMWA provided said was a very difficult technique. I also like her hair. I can't really give a reason for that, I just do. I believe this self portrait of Dix is part of the fine arts. She captures her youth in a style that is still used today.
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