The Funeral Procession Analysis

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Although The Funeral Procession gained popularity from the 1980’s television program, The Cosby Show, a reprint of the painting hung in my Grandma Gracie’s house in Wellston, Oklahoma. My grandmother was born in 1902 and passed away at the young age of 96. When I was a child, she often told us stories of how her family walked to church, school, and down to the pond for baptisms on Sunday’s. As a child, I gazed at the print and imaged my grandmother as one of the characters in the painting. Grandma Gracie explained they only had a limited amount of “good clothes” designated for Sunday church services, funerals, or weddings. The figures in The Funeral Procession appear to be strong individuals with their heads held high as they traverse
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