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Unformatted text preview: This concept relates to the comparison of Van gogh’s painting of “peasant shoes” to Andy Warhol’s “diamond dust shoes. Van gogh’s painting illustrates the ideologies, feelings and emotions behind the modern era. In the painting there is a pair of old very worn out ratty shoes, which we can assume belong to a peasant. However in the depiction there is a light beaming down on them, and it gives it the illustration a cheery and blissful feeling. It gives us a glimpse into the real world of the modern era. That despite that fact peasants were living run down poor and shabby lifestyles, this time period was still full of hope and optimism. Andy Worhol’s painting of shoes, emits quite a different feeling. “Diamond Dust Shoes”, is simply a picture of a bunch of different high heeled shoes.The picture does not give any sense of depth, like Van Gogh’s does. As Jameson notes, this is the problem with the post modern world, it lacks feeling and emotion. Warhol’s painting is the epitome of this lifestyle. There is no underlying depth....
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2008 for the course CUL 101 taught by Professor Kramer during the Three '08 term at Macquarie.
- Three '08