Unformatted text preview: statue is similar to the oil on canvas painting of The Jolly Topper , as it’s symbolism has underlying meaning as well. An unknown sitter sits with a smirk, in attire of higher class, and a hat illuminated by a glowing light that isn’t shadowed his right hand holds a mug that is symbolic of who he is. The topper’s hand is in a pose that suggests an oath or taking a step back, pushing away something or someone. The painting differs from the sculpture because it has defined lines, where a sculpture cannot. It also has a less three dimensional point of view. The statue of George Washington has a defined 3-D space but is also brought to life with the shapes chosen for use by the artist while the painting has some shadowing on the right but not enough to create a whole spatial area. Both artists created works that clearly illustrate their time period....
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2008 for the course ARH 252 taught by Professor Onorato during the Spring '08 term at Rhode Island.
- Spring '08