When I went to the Harn, my friend Zach accompanied me, and he told me that the Guerrilla Girls were very well known in the art world, for fighting for what they believe in and expressing it through art. The artwork made me feel courageous, critical, and proud. The Guerrilla Girls voiced not only their ideas and values, but the struggles that women face in not only the real work, but in the art world as well. I admired the candor, the frankness of the pieces. It made me realize how much I valued honesty and criticism. They have pushed me to be accountable for my actions and to see that the essence of truth in understanding people lies in recognizing their humanity.
art and the good life
This piece spoke to me when I thought about the Good Life. "Frida Looking Into Mirror" depicted an aspect of the Good Life that I think is vital, true self awareness. The image, to me, represents Frida looking into herself and truly understanding her position in life, even though she experienced suffering, she acknowledged that it was part of her life, and it manifested into the reflection that she can see. It helped me understand that the way we perceive our reflection illustrates how we perceive our lives, and whether we believe that we are experiencing a Good Life or not.