Ashley LopezChamberlain School of NursingPainting Analysis & ReflectionSeptember 15, 2019
Rosie the Riveter is an oil painting created by Norman Rockwell in 1943. The painting features a strong brawny women in denim work attire with a sandwich in her hand. She is taking her lunch break with a rivet gun and a lunch box with the name “Rosie” in her lap. Underneath her, the rivet gun, and the lunch box is a copy of Hitler’s manifesto, Mein Kampf. In the background flies an American flag. As the viewer, a person can automatically know that this style of painting was created during the time of World War II due to one key elements. Many people are familiar with Hitler’s manifesto, Mein Kampf as being a key element to understandingthe rise of Nazi Germany. Rosie is featured as a women working in the industry to support the war efforts during World War II. “Rosie the Riveter was viewed as a loyal, efficient, patriotic, compliant, and even pretty” (Santana & Cristina, 2016). This painting became a symbol for the “Rosie’s” across
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