Vincent Van Gogh and Edvard Munch are among the most renowned Expressionist painters of the twentieth century today. Their oil on canvas artworks is colorful, sensitive and above all expressive. ("Vincent Van Gogh and Edvard Munch – The Art of Expression,"2012). In the Starry Night by Van Gogh and The Scream by Edvard Munch artworks, the artists perfectly blended both abstraction with realism, which called "semi abstraction”. Realism is a style when the artists use visual language to describe his subject, whereas abstract is when the artists uses that visual language in conjunction with subject matter to express his feelings or ideas.
As we continue to observe the impressive short story, we find the most recurring theme to be that of sorrow. From the very beginning of the tale, the sorrow is palpable through the unnamed narrator 's discovery of Sonny 's incarceration, and moreover through the atmosphere created by Mr. Baldwin. The most prominent message that can be deciphered and recognized in Sonny 's Blues is that the sadness and sorrow that one experiences in their life can bring about many obstacles but it can be countered and used for something greater by a search for understanding and acceptance. James Baldwin establishes this implication through the use of his characters; the narrator, Sonny, and the singer seen on the street. All these characters experience sorrow and sadness in their
Douglass presents his piece from a first person viewpoint while Chopin uses a third-person omniscient viewpoint. Douglass has a dark and sickened tone which creates a sympathetic mood while Chopin uses a progressive tone that creates an accepting mood. The two authors’ styles are different they are similar in regards to their use of rhetoric. They both use pathos to appeal to the audience’s emotions and show the horrors of the characters situations. In conclusion, Frederick Douglass and Kate Chopin utilize various stylistic devices in completely different ways to convey their themes and
Rhone – that which rolls – is an important river running through Arles. Its importance and the beauty at night maybe allured the artist to illustrate it with oil on his canvas. Van Gogh has never tried to depict scene in their natural conditions. He always twisted the scenes and added imaginary colors and portions to the scene to get the exact impact he willed for. Adding artificial color to the image was a new idea in his time and Van Gogh used it very well in most of his works.
Wes Moore is the author of a novel that talks about a man with the same name as him and how his life varies from his own. There are three special social factors that set good and bad Wes apart from each other. Also there was a positive impact on the bad Wes when he participated in Job Corps when he was at the campus but it did not last very long when he went back home. Which once Wes headed back down the negative path again it would ultimately lead to his life imprisonment. But it seemed like prison turned out to have a good impact on Wes’ life but it will impact his children’s lives forever.
Robert Frost is one of the great poets of the American pantheon. Throughout his life, his work was recognized over the US border, particularly in England where he first published. The work of Frost was greatly marked by his attachment to nature (“Storm fear”, “The tuft of Flowers”); attachment that he might have developed from his life in rural communities. Growing up with a single mother after the passing of his father due to sickness, then the death of his kids, Frost’s work have conveyed the immensity of the darkness that has haunted his life. His bitterness, his depression, his sadness, his comfort zone, his wake up calls, his solitude; are some of the elements that a reader can feel reading through his lines.
The setting sets the mood and enforces the melancholy throughout the poem; in addition, it helps to emphasize the repetition of words, while the structure of the stanzas work with the unity of effect to create a spiraling down feeling. The setting of the poem creates an image of a dark chamber and a “chamber door”(5) which leads into a hallway with “Darkness there, and nothing more”(24). This suggests that the narrator's room is a representation of his mind which is filled with his memories of Lenore while outside the room, even if he chooses to mend his feeling there’s nothing waiting for him. The repetition of “nothing more”(6) and “nevermore”(49) in this setting carries this feeling across the poem. The five lines of trochaic octameter followed by the cut off single tetrameter with the rhyme scheme ABCBBB gives the feeling of a spiraling down effect due to the structure the poem is written.
Never shall I forget that smoke. Never shall I forget the little faces of the children whose bodies I saw turned into wreaths of smoke beneath a silent blue sky. Never shall I forget those flames which consumed my faith forever.” (32) This quote pertains to his first night in camp, the night that changed his life forever. Night is a great symbol that coveys Elie Wiesel’s concentration camp experience because it is written with such detail that it helps us see the horrors of his experiences in an emotional way. Along with the connotation of night as loss, this also includes the loss of faith, another major theme of the
These paintings were the beginning to his love for complementary colours (Metmuseum.org, 2014). He was fascinated by how they would create drama in an artwork. The Night Café is 72.4 cm wide and 92.1 cm long landscape oil painting. The colours used in this artwork are complementary (red and green). The other colours, like blues and yellow create disharmony (Artgallery.yale.edu, 2014).
The Shawshank Redemption is about Andy Dufresne’s (acted by Tim Robbins) life in fictional Shawshank State Penitentiary after he was wrongly sentenced to 2 consecutive life sentences in 1947. This movie was adapted from Stephen King’s Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. The movie is about time, patience, loyalty and how Andy and “Red” Redding’s (acted Morgan Freeman) friendship budded through serving their life sentences and how they helped each other fight despair. This might seem trivial and not sexy like other movies, but the characters seem to amaze me with every scene. The story is narrated by "Red", he has been inside the four walls of Shawshank Prison for a very long time and is its leading entrepreneur.