'Expressionism' was a cultural movement, initially in poetry and painting, originating in Germany at the start of the 20th century. Its typical trait is to present the world under an utterly subjective perspective, violently distorting it to obtain an emotional effect and vividly transmit personal moods and ideas. Expressionist artists sought to express the meaning of "being alive" and emotional experience rather than physical reality.3
So i am still on an expressionism Kick i really like the style and decided to try one of my own piece so i did a sketch first with the colors i would like and sort of what the image is supposed to look like so this was my first attempt at my own expressionist piece. What i like about expressionism it that it can be beautiful or scary!
I did a Mixed media piece:
Why Cant They See Brown Skin
It is based on beauty and just the American International Idea of Models... every where i look the idea of beauty is mainly still thin blond women some are brunettes with blond streaks but none of them have brown skin though they tan for the look of sun kissed skin.
I used scrap book paper images from Victoria Secrets Newest Sale magazine Gauche and Marker.
The theme is beautiful blond women over shadowing a very small brown skin woman with shades and a smile she is the least prominent, yet she still has a place here.
How would you classify mainstream beauty? I feel that it is still very Caucasian look. Most celebrities get plastic surgery to appeal to a wider audience & to seem less like their natural heritage and more International but what is international Beauty, if not different and Exotic??