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Frida Kahlo and Joy Hester

Summary: A comparison of the lives and art of Frida Kahlo and Joy Hester, breakthrough autobiographical artists in the women's art movement of the 1940s and 1950s. Fighting both the preconceptions of the time and their own personal life struggles, both artists challenged the boundaries of a male-dominated era in the production of autobiographical works that included controversial subject matter and combined new styles of art.
Frida Kahlo and Joy Hester

During the 1940's and 50's a emergence of strong female artistic influence can be seen using the examples of Joy Hester and Frida Kahlo. While Kahlo was recognised during her life as a brilliant independent artist for her ground-breakingly personal style, Hester was not. It was only after her death in 1960 that her art was truly celebrated in Australian exhibitions.

Hester and Kahlo both attended art schools through the 1920's and 30's; because of this they share many of the same basic artistic influences. Surrealism played a big part in the development of their art, especially in Kahlo's works that are often associated with surrealism. Expressionism was another influence they shared but it played less of a role in their art as it only began development in the 1950's. Both of these movements and those preceding them were male dominated and as such...

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