Description'The strong mexican woman and the compliant mexican woman of the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema'This piece is part of the collection 'The two sides of the coin' (Los dos lados de la moneda)The first part of the collection features the faces of THREE popular persons from the mexican culture.The second part of the collection features de faces of THREE personalities from the international context. The idea behind this, is to show how people whose personality might seemed different... in reality they are complementary opposites.The collection was inspired by the ASIAN concept of 'YIn Yang', which describes how polar opposites or seemingly contrary forces are interconnected and interdependent in the natural world, and how they give rise to each other in turn. Opposites thus only exist in relation to each other.MARA FLIX y DOLORES DEL RIO:Aliases: The strong mexican woman and the compliant mexican woman of the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema / La mujer fuerte y la mujer abnegada del lapoca de Oro del Cine MexicanoMara Flix had a dignity and sense of strength that changed the course of women's image on the screen. As the Mexican writer Carlos Monsivis once said: 'She was beautiful but had a new kind of personality that [conveyed] the idea of dominion. She created an alternative to the Mexican woman on screen, who until then was just beauty or the modesty of suffering. She empowered the idea of Mexican woman as no one before.'Dolores del Ro was one of the principal stars of Mexican films during the Golden Age of Mexican cinema in the 1940s and 1950, sand was the first Latin American movie star to have international appeal. She was frequently called the 'Princess of Mxico'.As in most of her Hollywood films, especially in the silent period, she was a heavily sexualized and exotically beautiful foreigner, but in Mexico she also had a feisty humorous spirit which allowed for curiously independent actions. She was above all, spontaneous, natural, innocently sexy--p
Odette Valero, canada Member Since January 2012 Artist Statement Odette Valero, a Mexican artist who moved to Canada in 2010. She has traveled extensively around the world. Odette has lived in Australia, China, France, UK and Canada. However, she has never forgotten her home town Mexico City.
Odette started painting since she was quite young. However it was on 2006 that she started painting more frequently. She started her artistic path coping the work from iconic artists (Van Gogh, Picasso, Dali). However as her love for painting started growing, she began executing her own work, being portrait and landscape her favourite subjects. During the first stage of OV´s work she used pencil and soft pastels as part of her technique. Now, she incorporates oil painting as part of her daily work.
For OV "art" represents so many things in her life: PASSION, LOVE, EXPRESSION, IDENTITY, INSPIRATION,.. in other words : "AN ICONIC ELEMENT of her soul"
"What is important to me is not the truth outside myself, but the truth within myself.” (Konstantin Stanislavsky)