There are many literary devices used across stories. Color imagery is one of these literary devices that is used when colors give objects a symbolic meaning. In the short story “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves” by Karen Russell, girls who have been raised as wolves are thrust into the unknown as they are forced to adapt to human society. Their childhood was spent living with wolves, however they are taken in by nuns of St. Lucy’s who attempt to assimilate them into the human world through different phases. Throughout the story, color imagery is used to emphasize the key theme of unity, establish the conflicted tone, and metaphorically develop Claudette’s character.
The Consummation of Empire is the 3rd painting in the collection Course of an Empire by Thomas Cole. in this painting there is barely any nature/ vegetation. There are many people some on horses, some on boats, and many on the ground. Even though there is a lot of people in the painting the most noticeable thing is the bid building that takes up most of the space and the gold statues on top of them. The building is huge and everywhere. They are even on top of the mountain that was in the other painting. The overall painting uses very light colors except for a black fountain in the center bottom of the painting.
Carrie Mae Weems is female, black artist. She was born April 20, 1953 in Portland, Oregon. She started her art career in the 1980s and continues to be a part of art in present day. She received her B.A from California Institute of the Arts and has her Masters in Fine Arts from University of California. She uses different types of art mediums as well ranging from films to fabric. Though she is better known for her photography. Carrie Mae Weems focuses her art around culture, gender, and identity most often centered around the struggle of African Americans. She in fascinated by the human body, particularly the movement and the way it works. She uses her own body at times in her own artwork to show her interest.
The civil rights movement was an extremely important battle to be won. It was a long and tough road but the people who passionately stood firmly for what they believed in are revered as heroes. They changed the world and even their smallest their efforts did not go unnoticed.
“Some Beasts” by Pablo Neruda is a beautiful poem that is a great example of his overall body or work. Pablo Neruda utilizes unique similes and archetypes in order to depict a beautiful scene full of Chile’s most famous and charismatic creatures.
A children’s story is the first step a child is introduced to in terms of reading and literature. These books give children enjoyment, develop their feelings and imagination. It might also help children resolve problems by creatively portraying the issue in the book and also by teaching how to deal with it in an entertaining way. For example in Franklin Fibs, Paulette Bourgeois innovatively explains how lying can be bad and how it can impact a child. This probably teaches the childmoral values and also entertains them .
One women in history I would only dream of conversing with for an hour would be Kathleen Cleaver. The Black Panther Party was a very active social justice movement within the black community. Even though there were elements of sexism with the party, women played an instrumental role in shaping the black power movement. But the women weren’t given many leadership role in the forefront, instead they were given roles in activism, food, housing, and healthcare in black communities. Like any other person who has studied deeply into the Black Panther Party, what was it that attracted her with all of the negative images plaguing the party. I would ask her this question because in present times after reading about the harassment and sexist women went
In the short film and story “Everyday Use,” Alice Walker focuses on the constant battle that takes place in our society within that African Americans community of understanding the African-American culture and ancestry; leading to the differences within the Johnson family. This confrontation takes place between Dee, the only educated, ambitious yet cold one in the family; Maggie and their mother Mrs Johnson. The short film and story focuses on two different perspective and approaches towards the African-American culture. Alice Walker uses dramatization, individual personalities, and symbolism that draws attention to the Johnson family’s disagreement of how they display their culture and heritage.
Black Panther Stunt Man Becomes a Hero in Real Life Photo Credit: KTLA Anyone can be a superhero in real life. In this case, even a stunt man from Black Panther can swoop in and save the day. Tony Todd is now being tagged as a real superhero for donating his
Vincent Van Gogh was known for experimenting with different types of nature - especially when it came to observing cypress trees, landscapes, and flowers during his lifetime in the Post Impressionism period. In this Post Impressionistic painting “Flowers in a Blue Vase,” the painting itself showed many features of color, pattern, and texture. With the colors of the flowers, all of the primary and secondary colors appear within the painting that includes a few tints of tertiary colors in the midst of some of the flowers and leaves that led to different variations of light and dark intensity colors that occurred more in the red and orange flowers. Plus there are some white flowers located on the upper left side of the piece with a few shades
The artwork created under the Cobra Movement by far is definitely not the most beautiful or understandable work of art on display in the museums. At first glance, it may even look like doodles created by our siblings when they were younger. Though its essence is not immediately noticeable, sitting there and staring at it the art seems to speak for itself and spills its secrets. The Cobra Movement begun in 1948 Paris in response to World War II and would eventually unite artists from Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam. Cobra artists would use animals as a representation of people’s animalistic instincts and desires. The artwork I chose to work with is the Parmi Nous created in 1965 by Pierre Alechinsky because it explores the importance of beauty.
“Portrait and a Dream” was made using oil enamel on canvas through action painting, and it was located on the 1st floor in the “Museum is History” gallery. Looking at the map it’s on the 1st level where it says “contemporary art”. The “Portrait and a Dream” is very large and it actually gets its on entire wall on the gallery. Basically the piece is divided into two distinct parts: one side involves a lot of squiggly black lines jumbled up together in a chaotic manner; I call this side the “dream side”. And the other part of the piece is represents what appears to be a very abstract portrait of a female face using colors like red, orange, yellow, and of course black; I call this side the “portrait side”. To me the artwork represented the chaos and disorder represented in people’s dreams, deepest thoughts, and dearest hopes in contrast to the more colorful and more relatable and conservative outward appearance we show everyone. Taking a deeper look at the visual elements present in this piece you see lines and contour lines are used throughout the piece from the “dream side” where black lines, thick and thin alike, run across the canvas. Shape is used where you can see the shape of a human face on the “portrait side” of the piece. The colors red, orange, and yellow are used on the “portrait side” side of the piece, and black is used throughout, and looking at
Searching for a painting that really spoke to me was hard, I was searching for quite a while, until I found Bedroom in Arles. There are many things in this painting that would catch a viewer 's eye; the reason the painting caught my eye was because it was much more vibrant and colorful that all the other artworks I saw, that is why it attracted me. “Bedroom in Arles created” in 1888 by the word renowned artist Vincent Van Gogh was painted to represent himself, who he was as a person, and the life he lived. That is what Van Gogh is trying to convey to the viewer in this painting, he did this with the use of vibrant colors, the thick brushstrokes used, the many different and odd parts of this painting, and the texture of the items in the painting.
What is the difference between a writer writing a novel and an artist creating a work of art? They are different forms of media, but they both strive for the same goal- to inform or entertain an audience. Both are imperfect medium created for it’s audience to submerge themselves within it and along the way they establish an emotional connection with different aspects of the work. The graphic novel adaptation of Paul Auster’s City of Glass, by Paul Karasik and David Mazzucchelli, does a great job captivating the possibility of impossibly that is embodied in the novel, while creating simple images that will help better understand the complexity of the work.