Homework 2007_11_05 - Emily Ryan English 2020 Eastman...

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Emily Ryan English 2020 Eastman Johnson 11/5/07 Examine the larger color version of Johnson’s painting to determine how the artist felt about black enslavement in America during the antebellum era. Beginning in the upper left hand corner and working counterclockwise from there, then toward the center, describe everything you see. What “story” is revealed (this is subjective, determined by your response) in the text of the painting? What details from the painting might indicate that Eastman Johnson saw enslavement as a benign practice? What details might show his disapproval of slavery? In the top left corner of Eastman Johnson’s Painting there is a window with what appears to be a woman with her baby looking out of it. The window is open and the baby is sitting on the roof outside of it. The window on the right of that has broken class in most of the panes and has something which looks sort of like a bird or cat sitting on the sill. There is a bird on the roof followed by a tree. The house next to
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