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Question #1: This is an oil painting done on canvas by Francisco Goya, titled Third of May 1808 done from 1814-1815. The scene that is being depicted is that of the Spanish resistance to Napoleon's armies, some were unfortunately massacred in 1808 during the Peninsular war. This beautiful painting consists of dark saturated colors, but what your eye immediately centers on is the man lifting his hands who is dressed in white, making this the focal point. Something else that captures the viewer's eye is what's looks like to be a box, becasue just like the man it is this illuminated white that is a great contrast to the dark colors surrounding it. This painting also has great proportions, the figures in this scene are not bigger than the landscape and building around it but rather they correspond. Question #2: Jacob Lawrence's, The Migration Series consisted of 60 panels that depicted the journey of his parents from South Carolina to New Jersey. The first panel is the one shown above, and it illustrates Africa-American migrants flooding there way through the train station. Although this painting looks simple, the meaning behind it gives it complexity and a deeper meaning, it's giving us a glimpse of the past and the African-American struggle. Lawrence uses bright colors and different shapes, primarily round or loose triangles to define bodies, but he uses a turquoise color and black to differentiate one body from another. The use of white in the background also

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