John Trumbull Winners And Losers Analysis

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The great American painter during the revolutionary period, John Trumbull, created a realistic conclusion to a battle in his masterpiece, The Capture of the Hessians at Trenton, December 26, 1776. The incredible mixture between art and apparent reality stands out in the work and makes it a treat for the eyes. By clearly showing the stark contrast between the winners and losers of the battle, Trumbull adds reality to his art. As a result, viewers can safely infer that the celebrating army on the right represents the Americans. Furthermore, artistic and realistic qualities both appear in the background and foreground. Streaks of light break through the beautifully painted clouds. While the penetrating light and the dark clouds create a realistic
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