One great notion I have developed over the years is that every human has gone through some meaning experiences in his/her life that he/ she can identify with when such experience is depicted through an artwork, painting, photography, or any form of media. After coming in contact with Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother, 1936, artwork (fig 4.151), I feel more connected to this artwork because it speaks directly to me and draws my attention to my personal life experience. This artwork is more of Leo Tolstoy’s definition of art that views art from a social prospective. Lange’s Migrant Mother artwork shows a mother’s strength and determination in the time of extreme need. Observing this artwork, we can conclude that the there’s always a strong, natural
When you look at this photograph understand that it is not the picture that is important to me but what it represents emotionally. A mother does not have to carry her children’s pictures to prove her love for those children, another mother may
When looking at today’s modern day immigrant is usually a middle aged man who is married and the majority of the time, has children of his own. These immigrants migrate to the United States mainly for economic reasons. In the reading, "US Immigration Policy and Family Separation: The Consequences for Children 's Well-being,” there are numerous reasons why the men in the families end up migrating to the United States and all of them include wanting a better financial support. The fathers of the family are usually the ones migrating since it is the migration that makes the most sense within the family (Dreby). Not all fathers are eager to migrate to the United States however, they do understand that working aboard is what is the most beneficial
Immigration is deeply rooted in the American culture, yet it is still an issue that has the country divided. Marcelo and Carola Suarez-Orozco, in their essay, “How Immigrants Became ‘Other’” explore the topic of immigration. They argue that Americans view many immigrants as criminals entering America with the hopes of stealing jobs and taking over, but that this viewpoint is not true. They claim that immigrants give up a lot to even have a chance to come into America and will take whatever they can get when they come. The Suarez-Orozco’s support their argument using authority figures to gain credibility as well as exemplification through immigrant stories. These strategies work on the rhetorical appeals ethos and pathos. Exemplification appeals to pathos by making the audience feel sympathy for the immigrants for what they give up, and authority figures appeal to ethos by giving credibility to an expert, by supporting the argument through strong facts. In this essay, I plan to explore how these rhetorical strategies act on their respective appeals, how this is used to strengthen the Suarez-Orozco’s argument to persuade their audience, as well as explore other sources that may support this claim.
Cimabue and Giotto were both very well known artists that both painted the Virgin and Child Enthroned. They both have the same meaning and the same subject. The Virgin and Child Enthroned have Madonna and Christ and it had the angels and the prophets. Comparing both of the artworks, they both have a different style. Cimabue and Giotto painting have a great symbolism behind their paintings and what it means for them. Comparing both of the paintings, Cimabue is the first Italian painter that created the Renaissance style of the Virgin and Child Enthroned in Florence, Italy in 1280 which was twelve feet tall and was created with a wood panel and gold. The gold was flattened and glued down onto the painting. The gold that was all over the painting
There are many differences that can be pointed out when evaluating the Maesta and the Sistine Ceiling. One of the main differences between these two paintings is that the Maesta establishes union through their religion that depicts the Virgin Mary as the central figure of their belief system, whereas the Sistine ceiling is a painting that is devoted to the catholic church with god as their drive in their religion. This difference is important because it shows how important religion was to both the Romans and Sienese. Both of these paintings depict a contrasting view on who they worshipped. The Maesta creates an image around the Virgin Mary as she was believed to be the most respectable person and powerful. In the Sistine Ceiling, we get to
The Renaissance began in 1350 and lasted until around 1700. The Renaissance was a rebirth of man’s view of the world. More of the lower class became bankers and merchants, which required them to become literate. New inventions and ideas were being created. Many of those advances in art, literature, and science made the world more realistic and lighter for people.
For many immigrant families moving into the U.S the culture shock is significant. Families can easily be overwhelmed by their need to fit into their new surroundings. This is especially true for children in these families. It is easy for children to get caught up in the American way of life, and that can cause the original culture to be forgotten. That is why the adults in these families have to enforce their native culture on their children, so the adults can make sure that those customs are not forgotten.
My mother is an immigrant. A hardworking, pious woman who moved to a foreign country in order to raise her children and offer them everything she could. After her first three children, my mother grew accustomed to her feeling of loneliness. She was often left alone with three young children, dealing with their constant bickering and nagging. On top of that she had limited communication with others, due to a language barrier, no car and no friends in this new world. She struggled with her decision to stop working and put her schooling on pause. She struggled with injuries from childbearing. She struggled with her marriage, a marriage that took place between two very young lovers blind of reality, and shocked when hit with it. She often engaged
The organization that employed D. Lange was the Farm Security Administration because they wanted to describe the depression in society using the illustration 12.15, Migrant Mother, which depicts the hardships of life and the impact takes on the individual. Also to document the unemployed citizens in the world to demonstrate how challenging it is for people to live in such harsh conditions. The FSA thought Lange was an important aspect in taking images of the poor because their mission was to fight against poverty and to establish change. Capturing the woman as seen in 12.15 it help generate a difference for humankind so that everyone can visually see how hard it is for individuals to survive on nothing. Later on, this image started to catch
In the painting, Kiss Me and You’ll kiss the ‘Lasses, Lily Martin Spencer used a woman holding a spoon and the title to demonstrate the beginning of challenging gender roles which relates to John Steinbeck’s cynical tone about gender roles and stereotyping in The Grapes of Wrath, thus proving that despite how far society seems to have come when it comes to gender equality, people still endure discrimination and stereotypical pressures today because of the sex they were born into. The woman in the picture is smiling at whoever is painting her or whoever is looking at her. The person, most likely a man, is tempted to kiss her but she warns, with the title, that if he does so she’ll hit him with the spoon she has in her hands. Also it’s ironic that the lady who
The American Revolution was a very long and extensive war that lasted from 1775 until 1783, and as a result America gained its independence. It is very imperative to highlight the significant role that women played during the American Revolution. During this era a woman was often portrayed as illiterate, child-bearing mother, and a homemaker. Women were considered inferior to men; they had to rights and most of all no voice. Typically, as the old saying goes ‘they were to be seen and not hear’. Revolutionary Mothers, by Carol Berkin tells of the general stereotypes of women in America, the roles in which they played during the America revolution, and lastly it tells the story of the women through their own words.
The Okies were refugee farm families from the Southern Plains. These people migrated to California in the 1930s to escape the tragedies of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. The people came from several states, mostly from Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico but especially parts of Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Missouri. Many Okies, the families from Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas, were not leaving because of the Dust Bowl; instead they left because of the farming economy during the 1920s. The prices of goods plummeted drastically, causing the farmers to expand and grow more crops, leading to the farmers being submerged in more debt than usual. Many of these families had traveled and lived in horrible conditions for many years looking for jobs.
As a photographer myself, the theory of punctum is not unknown to me; however, the application of the concept of punctum towards the perfomativity of a photograph is unchartered territory. The photograph I chose to analyze is Dorothea Lange’s renowned portrait Migrant Mother, which is a Great Depression-era photograph featuring a migrant farmer, and is among the most famous photographs from this turbulent chapter of American history.
Artwork is a form of self-expression from an artist based on life experience, or on something that the artist feels strongly about (Berenson, 87). The product of art can help others with similar experiences but not able to express the same feeling themselves. From the product of art, people can start drawing excitement, purpose as well as encouragement about the real thing being expressed. Through a piece of art, the artist can communicate a purpose, an emotion or an idea in their work. In this research paper, I compare two pieces of artwork; Madonna and child with the saints by Giovanni Bellini and Madonna and child with the two angels done by Fra Filippo Lippi. Madonna and child are amongst the most popular yet controversial topics in the Christian art.