1. "I don’t give a shit what the world thinks. I was born a bitch, I was born a painter, I was born fucked. But I was happy in my way. You did not understand what I am. I am love. I am pleasure, I am essence, I am an idiot, I am an alcoholic, I am tenacious. I am; simply I am…You are a shit."

    Frida Kahlo, from an unsent letter to Diego Rivera (via 15collection)

    This

    (via misstinyterror)

    Thank you Frida.

    (via itzacoatl-metztli)

  2. aleimina:

nhaofnewnu:

Stop Telling Women To Smile by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh  

Stop Telling Women to Smile exhibition at Betti Ono Gallery. Opening reception, March 7th, 6-9pm. Oakland First Friday! 

    aleimina:

    nhaofnewnu:

    Stop Telling Women To Smile by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh  

    Stop Telling Women to Smile exhibition at Betti Ono Gallery. Opening reception, March 7th, 6-9pm. Oakland First Friday! 

  3. aleimina:

stoptellingwomentosmile:

Portraits of Bay Area women by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh.At Betti Ono Gallery in Oakland, CA, February 20, 2014.

Stop Telling Women to Smile exhibition at Betti Ono Gallery. Opening reception, March 7th, 6-9pm. Oakland First Friday! 

    aleimina:

    stoptellingwomentosmile:

    Portraits of Bay Area women by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh.
    At Betti Ono Gallery in Oakland, CA, February 20, 2014.

    Stop Telling Women to Smile exhibition at Betti Ono Gallery. Opening reception, March 7th, 6-9pm. Oakland First Friday! 

  4. noratherese:

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh’s anti-street harassment street art project (“Stop Telling Women to Smile”)

    noratherese:

    Tatyana Fazlalizadeh’s anti-street harassment street art project (“Stop Telling Women to Smile”)

  5. stoptellingwomentosmile:

    Diana, Chicago, 2013

  6. ohneooo:

    Pastel Icebergs by Zaria Forman

    Zaria Forman perfectly masters drawing with pastels. Recently, the artist reveals works representing icebergs. An impressive record, discovered in a series of beautiful images.

    Wow

  7. actuallygrimes:

    belaquadros:

    Unveiling Frida Kahlo’s Closet

    When the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo died in 1954, her husband muralist Diego Rivera locked her clothes and jewelry- all personal possessions- into a bathroom. Diego instructed that the room to be unlocked fifteen years after his own death. Forgotten, they stayed there for fifty years.

    No one knew what was behind that locked door. Staring back from a life more notorious than most, were 300 items of Frida’s. Her jewelry, clothing, hair accessories, a  prosthetic leg, leather corsets, painted plaster casts and body molds. 

    All the physical and emotional pain, joy and vitality is told through stories carried in Frida’s clothing and accessories. This treasure trove is organized into an exhibition titled Appearances Can Be Deceiving: The Dresses of Frida Kahlo,featuring eleven of Kahlo’s ensembles rotating every three months, showing forty outfits over the course of a year.

    Conservators and curators said while excavating the hidden room, it was as if Frida was alongside them in the room. Her colorful clothing emitted a sense of happiness, while her hospital items, the casts and even medicine, were powerful to witness and held onto her sadness. 

    Vogue Mexico is producing a room for the exhibition that will feature commissioned work from contemporary designers who have been influenced by Kahlo. A rep for the magazine declined to reveal the specific designers working on the project, but said that “they are international designers and one Mexican designer — all of them are very recognized in the fashion industry.”

    The fashion curator Circe Henestrosa dug through the time capsule and organized the exhibition. Henestrosa says,"Garments are very powerful tools for social and cultural interpretation. These objects and garments tell you so much about the wearer and yes, the items do have a smell….how to describe the smell….it’s her. It’s a unique, beautiful smell, of her skin." 

    Focusing on the issues of “disability” and “ethnicity,” the exhibition will be displayed in Frida Kahlo’s former home in Coyoacan, a suburb of Mexico City, the Frida Kahlo Museum (Casa Azul) through November 2013

    wow

  8. "A girl should be two things: who and what she wants."

    Coco Chanel 

    Everything you love is here

    (via lovequotesrus)

About

CHICASinPOWER:

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My focus for the art project is Women in art, specifically women that have taken art and used it as a medium to express an important social issue. However, because of their identity as a woman, or because of their ethnic background they have been misrepresented, and not taken seriously. I am also trying to focus on how women use art to create social awareness of conflicting issues in society, and how women use art as a way to express the importance of a social issue. Focusing mainly on women and the idea of women identity in art and how they make change. I value this concept of woman making change in society, and a woman’s importance in society by the difference she can create. By their way of thinking and making something that can express much more than her own feelings on a subject, but the feelings she can further create for the bigger audience of not only women but also men.