Tutor profile: Danielle D.
Subject: US History
Who are the Daughters of Liberty?
The Daughters of Liberty is an organization supported the boycott of British goods. They formed in 1765 to protest the Stamp Act, and later the Townshend Acts and was a general term for women who identified themselves as fighting for liberty during the American Revolution. These women urged Americans to wear homemade fabrics and produce other goods that were previously available only from Britain as they believed that way, the American colonies would become economically independent.
Subject: Art History
Tell me about the idea of the "Death of an Author".
The "Death of an Author" is the recreation or creation of the piece through instructions. It doesn’t always necessarily need to be made by the artist. The artist has no responsibility or control for what the viewer feels/interprets their artwork. A great example would be “Blood of a Poet” by Eleanor Antin. She takes up the idea of what makes up a “genius” poet and uses their blood to be displayed into the samples as a way of commenting on the subject that everyone is still human. Anyone can then take this piece and recreate it themselves. Thus the so-called death is that the artist lives on through recreations of their work without them being present themselves or the piece being displayed in a gallery. The work loses identity from the original creator as more people recreate or create variations of the piece.
Subject: AP Art History
How has this idea of Indigenismo affected the creation of Open-Air schools after the Mexican Revolution?
Indigenismo was the elite appropriation of indigenous culture. It included visual forms, styles, as well as the collection of objects and how they were displayed as a way to celebrate indigenous culture. In reality, it disregards the contemporary needs of these communities and disconnects those who are actually tied to it. Open-Air Schools catered to this glorification of indigenous culture to the point of fetishism. The aim of these schools was not to be for fine artists but to attract students from the countryside. It was to tap the potential that can be found in the people as because they were of indigenous descent, the art they created would be unique and different from European influences. Thus the relation of Indigenismo to open-air schools to bring out the very best of a poor culture.
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