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Unformatted text preview: point drawing attention to the lighthouse. A Coast Guard station is connected to the lighthouse tower which is 120 feet high. From the view at which the lighthouse was painted there is no water to be seen. The texture appears to be mostly smooth with the exception of the bushes and the architectural lines. This painting is of horizontal orientation to the viewer. Edward Hopper felt The Lighthouse at Two Lights symbolized the impassive solitude of an individual seeing the change in an industrial society. From a distance I can understand how someone could easily confuse this painting for a photograph as it was intended to be. I chose this painting without a moment of hesitation because it personally means something to me. While I don’t usually look at painting of lighthouses I have a desire of taking photographs of them. Whenever I travel I have my camera ready. Lighthouses are historical as well as beautiful and should be preserved....
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This note was uploaded on 06/20/2011 for the course ART 1131 taught by Professor Judsonedwards during the Spring '08 term at Troy.
- Spring '08