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Thesis: Both paintings portray an overall unsettling feeling. Although the Celestial book demonstrates this by the fear of the unknown, Typhoon Coming on accomplishes this through depicting a gruesome scene. Celestial Book:
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designed 4,000 characters that no one could read, even though they appeared as Chinese characters used traditional printing techniques to produce long scrolls and books that could be exhibited in various manners according to the space available for INSTALLATION ART=> Challenged the idea of art being a singular object useless in itself Process compared to mindless diligence of Chan Buddhist labor, which was thought to cause enlightenment Enlightenment with Buddhist labor Typhoon: slave ship has a great deal of heaviness on the left side of the composition Historical context shows that by throwing over the sick and dying will save the slave owners money Shows the gruesome side of life Bottom right depicts the bodies of those thrown overboard being maliciously eaten by fish Romanticism (concept of struggle)= associated with motion; abstract work that leaves the mind to conjure up their own idea on the matter at hand Shows human struggle against overwhelming forces of nature Large painting, fiery red sunset – evocative colors and broad brush stroke create an urgent and anxious feeling Offers political commentary 3. Portrait of Paul Revere vs. Self Portrait Thesis: Both the Portrait of Paul Revere and Self-Portrait depict the identity of individuals through their cultural portrayals of what makes a person unique. Paul Revere: Represents the New England work ethic and Copley's artistic joy of rendering exact visual detail Darkened background focuses our attention on Revere and the tools and products of his trade in the foreground Keeps puritan values=simple work clothes of an artisan; dignifies labor and craft Copley delighted in the naturalistic representation of figures and objects
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  • Fall '09
  • McAlister
  • Jan van Eyck, Self-portrait, celestial book, Matsushima Screens

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