God Bless America 1964.3a Analysis

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God Bless America, 1964 3A. Ringgold (Artist) was an African American influenced Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream Speech,” and also by the multiple acts of President John F Kennedy and his Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson. This painting was painted one year after M.L.K. gave his speech which in my opinion had a huge impact on Ringgold work. J.F.K. and his V.P. also some influence over Ringgold because J.F.K. ordered federal protection for Freedom riders in1961 which in my opinion shows some hope for the USA; JFK is than assassinated in Dallas, Texas in Nov 22, 1963. Vice President LBJ Declares war on Poverty and then signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964, this act outlaws discrimination in public facilities which in my opinion is a huge step in the right direction. 3B. The star represent a sheriff’s badge because white prejudice against African Americans was enforced by the legal system. In my opinion Ringgold is trying to let people be aware of what is happening in her nation without being imprisoned and a painting representing the legal system (the star in the painting) was the best way to do so and get away with it. The stripes represent a …show more content…

”The Rocky Mountains” is a historical painting. It was one of the most popular paintings painted in 1863 and it seemed to capture the unexplored west in the imagination of people in the in the east. In 1867 H.T. Tuckerman wrote about this painting in his book “Book of the Artists”, he described it as “Representing the sublime range which guards the remote West, its subject is eminently national; and the spirit in which it is executed is at once patient and comprehensive— patient in the careful reproduction of the tints and traits which make up and identify its local character, and comprehensive in the breadth, elevation, and grandeur of the composition.” In my opinion if a work of art that is unrealistic gets this much attention from the people and authors of books, it must be a considered as a historical piece of

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