Vietnam Veterans Memorial Research Paper

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Noe Medina Professor Art 12 December 2015 Describe the Vietnamese veterans memorial what made it so controversial? In 1979 the Vietnam Veterans committee was granted the right to build a memorial in Washington D.C. The committee sought out its artist by putting forth a competition and found there winner a 20 year old Yale Alumni named Maya Lin. The design itself is a black stone, V shape with names of fallen soldiers engraved along it in chronological order. When the design was first publisized the Veteran’s community felt it was disrespectful did not like the color black and felt like it was meant to be hidden in shame. The protesters secured some major players such as congressmen and demanded Lin redesign the memorial. Some of the changes…show more content…
The tomb deceit a sad and lonely mood; this shows that the people access the tombs in moaning and thus they are seemingly far from human settlement. On the other hand, the other culture is seemingly opposite to the Egyptian culture; this can be observed by the manner in which they have gathered in a room which looks like a church due to the presence of a pulpit. The people are seemingly in a jovial mood as there are people standing on a podium in the hall playing some musical instruments. The people are also seen to emulate death through clothing in various clothes that include skulls and big hats. The society in this culture is evidently mixed due to the interaction between men and…show more content…
The committee sought out its artist by putting forth a competition and found there winner a 20 year old Yale Alumni named Maya Lin. The design itself is a black stone, V shape with names of fallen soldiers engraved along it in chronological order. When the design was first publisized the Veteran’s community felt it was disrespectful did not like the color black and felt like it was meant to be hidden in shame. The protesters secured some major players such as congressmen and demanded Lin redesign the memorial. Some of the changes they wanted were to make the wall white, add a sculpture of soliders and a flag in the center. Ultimately the commission of Fine Arts decided to find a compromise between the protesters and Lin’s design and ruled that the wall should remain black, but will include a statue as well as a flag. The Memorial is one of the most visited monuments in

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