water and art consider - Dr David Wall Civilization Creative Arts February 4 2016 Water and Art(Consider In each five of the paintings water is

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Dr. David WallCivilization: Creative ArtsFebruary 4, 2016Water and Art(Consider)In each five of the paintings, water is expressed differently. Each share a story and emotions which can be felt in different ways. The woodblock print, The Great Wave off Kanagawa was made around the 1830’s.The mixture of the dark blue water and the large waves gives feelings of a cold and frightening event. The large waves are well-detailed. The tips of the waves appear ferocious. It resembles claws, set to make their attack on the fishermen who are caught up in the storm. The frightening scene becomesmore scary as we look at the size of the boats. The boats appear to be made out of wood which fits the time period of this piece of art. They are not the best boat for this type of weather condition since they are long and short in length. The fishermen appearresilient and brave.They are paddling, trying to not allow the waves control their direction. I see people willing to risk their lives to provide the necessary means for their family and loved one. By seeing this, I believe the artist’s message is that although we cannot control storms and natural disasters, we can cope with them. Like the fishermen
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