Latin American Women Artists
Studio Art Major (College of Arts & Sciences)
Thaís Vieira dos Santos Hauskrecht
Anthropology Major (College of Arts & Sciences)
Luciana Namorato (College of Arts & Sciences)
Latin America produced a number of talented and innovative women artists. Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, for instance, is one of the most well-known artists in the Western world nowadays. This project aims to investigate the contributions of other twentieth-century Latin American women artists. Latin American influential women in the fields of literature, visual arts, and music are, for instance, often absent from anthologies and art history books, when compared to their male counterparts. In Latin America, there is a notable discrepancy between male and female artists when it comes to their recognition in scholarly works, biographical accounts, as well as the media. The overall objective of research project is to identify and examine the impact of one or more Latin American woman artists who, like Frida Kahlo, challenged their generation’s and country’s status quo, transgressed gender stereotypes and/or significantly contributed to their field of work through their art.
Technology or Computational Component
Student will be required to create a website on the artist of their choice.