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Unformatted text preview: just reflected onto the side of the plate though which is why it doesn’t make sense. The light and the plate are supposed to represent spies and other types of government agents during the Cold War. The painter also looks like Lee Harvey Oswald in the picture which could be a metaphor for the recent death of President Kennedy. Overall, the painting was very confusing too me, and I was surprised at how such a basic looking painting can have such deeper symbolism and metaphors. I felt that it was a beneficial experience because it made me realize how in depth art history is and how much work is required in analyzing a painting. Although the work was very confusing and I understood little of what was going on, I still enjoyed going and valued the experience. Going to this helped me realize that maybe minoring in art history isn’t such a good idea....
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course ART HISTOR 100 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at UMass (Amherst).
- Fall '09