The viewer's eye directly looks at Jesus. As a result, this affects the story because of the order and shows hows the story starts with Jesus. The artist makes this painting clear for the viewer by making the roles of the figure, action and the objects recognizable. In addition, the artist makes all the objects in the piece to be
Noah’s Ark is an oil on masonite painting done by Aaron Douglas in 1927. The 48 by 36 inches painting is currently on display at The Carl Van Techten Gallery of Fine Arts at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. The representational portrait painting shows an outdoors scene. There is a source of light coming from the top right corner. Following down the painting, there is a man at the front of a large boat, pointing to the left. Behind him, another man is holding some instruments. In the background, there are waves of blue. At the left side of the painting, there are lightening bolts. At the bottom left of the painting, there is a board connecting the ground to the boats, allowing some animals to enter. Behind that, there is a person on a ladder, carrying an item on their back.
Society has always worked to benefit the rich from the poor’s struggle “On the Subway” by Sharon Olds helps to highlight the difference and prejudice instilled to the core of individuals in society. Through the use of imagery, poetic devices, and tone she emphasizes the contrast between the two portraits in the poem.
A mythological story can express a valuable message to its readers, advising them to choose a certain path when making decisions and to stray away from what can harm them. It can also give an artist, whether it is a painter or a poet, the inspiration to express their intake of what was given to them. The expression can show support of a character’s decision, show sadness towards a character’s place in the myth, or relate the myth to a real-life occurrence. When poet Eavan Boland was reading Book 1 of Ovid’s Metamorphosis, she wanted to express a different meaning of the story of Daphne by writing “Daphne with her Thighs in Bark”. She did this by using a feminist approach while looking back at Daphne’s fate.
Just the basic picture itself has many meanings and interpretations. Dorothy Lange captured a heart wrenching image of a mother and her children. The contrast and shadows of the photograph give it a dark and grieving tone. The mother is positioned in the center as the focus, however, the children are surrounding her in the background. This represents how the children rely on her through this rough time in society.
The short story “Hills Like White Elephants,” by Ernest Hemingway, is about a young couple and the polemic (controversial) issue of abortion. Though the word “abortion” is nowhere in the story, it is doubtlessly understood through Hemingway’s powerful use of two literary elements: setting and symbolism.
They say every piece of literature is written from at least one of three analytical approaches, Marxist, Freudian (psychoanalytical), or, lastly the one used in the stories I will be discussing today, feminist. Feminist writing begins with the assumption that society is and always has been patriarchal. Through out the years writers have portrayed major problems in society through their writing. The four pieces of literature discussed today were all originally composed in a time ranging from 1604 to 1966. Meaning this has been a continuous problem throughout many centuries. Four pieces of literature with powerful words representing the mistreatment of women in society are “Helen of Troy”, “Leda” “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been”, and
Ancient Greek shaped the ideas of the what art should look like, and Greek culture plays such an important role of building the foundation of the western civilization. His ideas is absorbing, spreading and developing along with the conquered by Rome. Greece is kind of materialism, they barely believe the world in the mental, they prefer the world is all made by material instead. All the art work is the best example of Greece philosophy of life. The ideas of democracy, wisdom, religion is reflected in the Greek artwork, also represent the ancient people’s intelligence and creativity.
Countless of these tearful songs have been written, describing the image of the woman behind a hero’s victory. In The “Odyssey”, Homer transforms the audience’s perspective about women significantly. All of them, whether beautiful woman or powerful goddesses, are occupied by sorrows. Especially, Penelope and Calypso--the two most influential women in both appearance and the complicated relationship with the guile hero. Although they have very different personalities and backgrounds--one is the queen of Ithaca, and the other is a magnificent goddess. However they are both caught in a same trouble--they expect too much from Odysseus, and they are striving for a hopeless purpose. They both undergo great sufferings, but neither of them is in control
In “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” Flannery O’Connor uses symbolism to give a grander meaning to her shorty story. The story focuses on a good vs evil theme, the Grandmother vs the Misfit. “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” starts out with a family preparing to go on vacation in Florida. Their trip takes them down a dirt road, and into the waiting arms of the Misfit. This scene is where we see the direct contention between the Grandmother and the Misfit. Eventually leading to the deaths of the family and Grandmother. O’Connor uses nature, faith, and cars to influence the idea of the Good Vs Evil struggle between the Grandmother and the Misfit.
In Gender and Immortality: Heroines in Ancient Greek Myth and Cult, Deborah Lyons discusses the significance of the heroine in ancient Greek religion and society. She brings up the reality that because of ancient Greek sexism, very little attention has been given to women hero figures. Lyons believes the heroine is involved in the relations between male and female and mortal and immortal. Throughout the text, she attempts to portray the importance of the heroine in ancient Greek society. One such example she provides in the form of Attic-vase painting. Before 440 B.C.E., women painted on vases were typically depicted as bathing, performing domestic labor, or executing religious activities (nothing special). But after 440 B.C.E., especially
The Renaissance paintings of the School of Athens by Raphael and the Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci show Renaissance interest in human social interaction. These paintings show the importance of social interaction through perspective, color, and formal organization. Raphael’s School of Athens presents the significance of the philosophical aspect of human social interaction during this art movement. On the other hand, Da Vinci’s the Last Supper shows the importance of the theological aspect of human interaction. Both paintings reveal Renaissance artist’s interest in human contact and behavior. In other words, these two paintings embody the Renaissance through the elements of color, perspective, and organization in a way that highlights the importance of human social interaction.
In the Greek creation story there are several goddesses created, but there is only one or two whose story is more than but a few lines. The creation of Aphrodite is different than the creation of the others. Most of the other goddesses are the result of a comingling of the primal deities, but Aphrodite is created from the castrated genitals of Ouranos. In many cultures, societies, and religions, men are generally placed as being superior to women. The story of Aphrodite’s creation may offer some deeper psychological insight into this way of thinking within the Greek culture. Child birth is a grueling and painful process that is essential to the creation of life and continuance of human species. Aphrodite is instead born from the genitals of a male as opposed to a female. Such a depiction could be perceived as lessening of a women’s role in the conception process, and perhaps even spring from envy that the woman is the
Art created during the time of ancient Greece is some of the worlds most spectacular works ever seen. Four different periods evolved over several hundred years and for this paper I will look closer at the artwork created during the three latter periods; Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic.