While the female wears prim clothing with patterns on what could be interpreted as a dress. Both the man and woman have serious facial expressions which can be interpreted to represent the emotions of people in the Midwestern United States during the Great Depression. Through the composition, Wood reveals to the audience that the Great Depression affected Grant Wood in a very personal way, influencing him as a painter. First of all, the choice of people to model the couple was key to revealing the meaning behind the painting. As Wood uses his sister and his dentist to paint the couple present in American Gothic.
Some viewers feel that his quest to be free from his illness is depicted in the dimness of the night sky. Although the village is dark it is comforting by the brightly lit windows. Compared to the starry night sky the village is portrayed peaceful. In this composition
The color black is associated with death, evil, and mystery. Although some may argue that black isn't a color and that it's a shade, authors like to use it because it can bring out deep emotions. The book says that the streets were filled with black smoke. Yes, they were indeed filled with black smoke but, there is much more meaning than that. The streets were filled with tragedy.
It was titled with the name due to the memories that Elie held. Whenever he recalls the memories he feels fear, death, pain, and darkness. In these ways, the word night is significant. The meaning is more than just the word and the time of day, it’s a feeling; an
Edgar Allan Poe’s short stories and poem, “Alone”, “Hop-Frog”, and “The Raven” are similar because they have a sense of darkness, but each passage has its own sense of sadness that differentiates the tones of the individual story. “Alone” contains a melancholy tone, a deep sadness with no obvious origin. Melancholy suits the poem because a cause of the narrator’s sadness is not mentioned, and it is obvious that he is deeply saddened. The narrator states that he cannot regain his happiness the same way again, which shows how he has no longer has any hope. The narrator also mentions that he is the dark cloud “When the rest of Heaven was blue,”.
The Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC was dedicated on November 13, 1982-Veterans Day- this was seven years after the official end of the world. Speaking of the artwork’s date of origination, one can easily say Teter`s Reflections was painted during a time when Vietnam was still a sore subject; the picture is commended as a healing work by some. The painting was an answe r to the question of “could the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial serve a healing purpose to finally close that conflict of twenty years ago?” (Krohn 165).
Tom Thomson: An Honorable Death Robert Kroetsch uses various ways to tell the story of Tom Thomson, an artist whose death remains a mystery. Kroetsch was appreciative for Thomson’s artwork and death. Kroetsch references to many pieces of Thomson's artwork, allowing readers to understand how Thomson lived his life. By referencing to Thomson’s paintings it allows readers to imagine the bliss of Thomson’s artwork.
Dwight Lyman Moody's quote relates to "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe through the narrator's true nature which is shown when he encounters the raven. The narrator shows his true nature when he gets angry at the raven for saying he'll never see Lenore again. His true nature also appears in his longing for Lenore, he uses Lenore to calm himself in darkness. And again his true nature appears when he shows his fear of no longer seeing
The husband’s point of view was effectively used throughout the whole story. His point of view shows the reader his ideas before meeting the blind man and his ideas after meeting the blind man. The husband’s feelings and ideas completely change about the blind man at the end of the story. Raymond Carver demonstrates symbolism, after the husband and blind man finish drawing the Cathedral and the husband says, “My eyes were still closed. I was in my house.
Van Gogh painted this piece in 1889 while he was in Saint Rémy seeking treatment in a mental asylum. Interestingly enough, he painted this piece from his memory and it was supposed to have been based on a constellation arrangement he had seen earlier on in the night sky of Provence. Starry Night is perhaps one of his most famous and yet most elusive works. The first thing that I noticed was the overwhelming night sky, which takes up most of the background.
The photo I observed was untitled, though sound later the name “The Father” was given to the piece. This photo comes from one of Crewdson’s collections called “ 'Beneath the Roses” which was presented to the public in 2007. In this collection, Crewdson differs in the way traditional photographs are taken. Crewdson brings in elaborate sets and all very well-known people instead of him seeing his pictures are still shots, he sees them as instances “frozen in time, (where) there 's no before or after and has turned that restriction into a unique strength (Gregory Crewdson).” In art promotion for an art exhibition at, The San Diego Museum of Art, they describe Crewdson’s work as “Crewdson works within a photographic tradition that combines the documentary style of William Eggleston and Walker Evans with the dreamlike vision of filmmakers such as Steven Spielberg and David Lynch…