As they march along the field, Howard Pyle reveals wounded soldiers who are still marching regardless of their condition. There’s a soldier banging the drum with bandages around his head but his face is filled with determination. Men are shown with shredded shirts, patched up pants, and in poor condition demonstrating the long battles that they have faced. There’s also men reacting to the shots being fired towards them. Soldiers are seen covering themselves after their fellow brother have been shot. This symbolizes the horrors they saw but continue taking the path towards combat. Towards the background we see a horse jumping into the air as his rider holds onto his hat and troops moshed together as they march representing the chaos incorporated during the war. The soldier’s expressions of courage articulate the many battles they’ve fought and continue to fight with what supplies they have or whatever their shape may be in. The painter points out the soldiers who did not lose hope. They held onto the glory of freedom they hoped to accomplish. It may have looked like a normal day as the cloudy sky surrounded them and grassy field caressed their legs, but what the future held during the battle was anything but
The end of the iconoclast controversy has come, and the beginning of the Macedonian dynasty and/or Second Golden Age has initiated. Therefore, the art of religious figures and holy images were making frequent reappearances. Most of these images were in mosaic form. Mosaics became a prime art form during the Byzantine times. They were made by implanting normal-sized, naturally colored stones, composed with opaque glass, into a soft cement or plaster. The material presented a great variety of diverse colors.
In “Monuments to Our Better Nature,” Michael Byers gives us a tour through his description and layout of national mall in Washington DC. Byers reminisces about his time as a boy growing up with the National Mall of Washington DC at his fingertips. He grows up with these massive figures and monuments and feels a sense of pride and truth to everything that surrounds him. Byers explains each monument in detail ranging from the Lincoln Memorial to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Each statue and structure means something to him and he shares his opinion of each one. In his examination of these structural tributes, he begins to discover the meaning of what it is to be part of the American society. He sees
In the museum of Salvador Dali over at St. Petersburg, Florida, there were several artworks that caught my attention because Dali’s artwork is genuine in many ways. Although I was impressed by all the artworks, there was a particular one that interested me completely. The artwork is the painting titled “Old age, Adolescence, Infancy (The Three Ages)”. This is a 1940, oil on canvas painting with dimensions 19 5/8 in x 25 5/8 in. The subject matter in this work is the three phases of life. The painting depicts what seems to be a panoramic view from afar but looking closely each aperture and objects make up the impressions of faces. From the left side there seems to be an aperture looking over a big cliff with branches of trees. This cliff and branches make up the face of an old person. The rock exposures within the cliff form the illusions of wrinkles, wrinkly lips and a long and untreated mustache. The branches give the effect of baldness, contributing to the overall appearance of an old man’s face. Over in the middle of the painting, there is a more pronounced aperture looking over a waterway and rocks. The outline of the aperture makes up the shape of the face, the woman sitting down looking over the other way forms the mouth and nose of the face and the rocks at the distance form the eyes. All these objects clearly form the face of adolescence. Over on the right side there is a smaller aperture looking over the shore and what seems to be a woman on her knees. The figure of
Joseph Griffith has created quite a strange painting if you only focus on the surface. When you only look at the surface of The Surrender painting you may think to yourself, “How in the world does any of this go together?” It may be a little confusing at first to try to link Robocop, Waldo and George Washington riding a giant triceratops together when you just focus on the surface material. However, this painting has a deeper meaning. Joseph Griffith is trying to make a statement through his painting The Surrender by linking all of these random components together with a hidden meaning.
In the story entitled “The War of the Wall”, by Toni Cade Bambara, two boys are walking to school and find a surprise. They realize someone is painting over there special wall. The boys tell their parents who don’t care. With no help from their parents, they decide to go out and buy epoxy paint to cover up the wall. While ready to paint, they realize the painting was done already. It is a beautiful painting with one inscription they notice on the side. This wall was dedicated to Jimmy Lyons who was a friend of theirs. Jimmy was going to take them fishing when he came home from the war, however, he did not return.
Viewing Emanuel Leutze’s Washington Crossing the Delaware painting evoked a great deal of emotion. Upon walking into the room filled with American landscape paintings, the enormous size demanded all my attention temporarily making me forget about the rest of the paintings. The longer I gazed at the artist’s magnificent triumph, the more I felt a part of this historic venture. The painting is oil-on-canvas, and it’s not the only painting Leutze made. The first version of this painting was damaged by a fire, and the second painting, which is a full-sized replica of the first, was begun shortly after the first version was damaged. According to “The Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History”, “Leutze began his
Archibald John Motley Jr.’s painting, “Mending Socks”, illustrates an elderly woman sitting in a rocking chair. She has a scarlet blanket loosely hung around her shoulders and is wearing a lace-bordered white apron. Above her on the wall is a wooden cross. In the painting she is repairing socks, hence the piece’s name. On the periwinkle table to her left is a small pile of olive green socks. The painting is oil on canvas and contains an extensive amount of contrast. For example, the bright vermillion blanket against the dull eggshell colored door. The disparity between the colors used is prominent. Additionally, the fusion of ornate patterns and simplistic solids is evident. The tablecloth is a geometric mixture of cream and periwinkle. However,
Many people had live in peace and forgot about those people who sacrifices their lives to protect the nation from enemies and other threats. As paying tribute and respects to those who had been fallen during wars the two artists Maya Ying Lin and Jane Hammond had created two meaningful artworks. Maya Ying Lin’s proposal was selected after graduated as an architecture graduated from Yale, the Vietnam Memorial was established on November 3, 1982, it descended below the earth level in a big V, it is about 492 feet in length and made with polished black granite. Jane Hammond created an artwork name Fallen, it is an archival digital inkjet prints on archival paper, created from 2004 and ongoing till today, it is 11 x 154 x 89 inches and located
As of 2013, about 1.4 million people were actively serving in the armed forces. Not only do these soldiers experience hardships such as sacrificing their lives and dreams but they also gain a sense of brotherhood due to close relationships made with other soldiers and they experience feelings of hope through the possibility of recovery if injured. These experiences were captured and depicted in a photograph taken by Laura Rauch, who is a part of the Military’s Stars and Stripes newspaper. In this photograph, solider Kyle Hockenberry had been conducting a routine patrol on June 15 on the outskirts of Haji Ramuddin until an explosion erupted, giving Kyle Hockenberry such extensive injuries that he needed immediate attention.
We begin with the 40th celebration of North Vietnam’s victory, commemorating the date April 30th as the day in which Vietnam gained liberation from invading American troops. However on this day instead of national celebration there is easily a great rift between North and South Vietnam citizens being witnessed throughout. While the North celebrate April 30th, as a day of liberation those in the South believe the day to hold feelings of helplessness and defeat. To those whom were born or living before the fall of Saigon; the capital city of South Vietnam, it is believed to be the date in which a civil war ensured. Below begins the analyzation of three primary/ secondary sources comparing and contrasting the different views held over the decades
Roman Courtship is a 276.2 x 154 cm oil on canvas painting made by William Ernest Reynolds-Stephens in 1990. It was a gift given by Seymour Lasker in 1966 and is position in the Ringling Museum in the collection of European and American Art. This painting is two-dimensional and since it was oil on canvas it was able to be moved easier, especially since artist's travels all the time. In general artists chose oil on canvas because great effects were easier to pull off with the minimal materials needed.
On the 12th of September, I went to the De Young Museum where they had a showcase of a wide range of art pieces, such as paintings, sculptures, and ancient artifacts ranging from many the different time periods and cultures from around the world. However, the one particular artwork that caught my eye would have to be the 12x18” painting called the Migration. It was a painting about the movement of nearly two million African Americans out of the rural South to the cities of the North, Midwest, and West by an artist named Jacob Lawrence in the year 1947, which is located on the first floor of the museum.
The theme of appearance extends further in Dorian’s life. Dorian’s outer beauty allows him to get away with almost anything, due to the fact that people equals his outer beauty to him being a good person. In reality, Wilde makes it very clear that Dorian Gray is not a good person.
Although some may argue that the direct contrast of light in the mirror itself displays the vanity of the subject, I argue that the contrast of the light skinned model and heavenly clouds with the gilded mirror imply a godliness of judgement in a human activity — reflection. Created by the interaction of lines, pastel colors, and similar organic ovals, the focus of the painting is on the gaze of the model who carefully looks inward and suggests that the viewer utilize the painting as a mirror of self