Saturday, November 28, 2009

I could not find the artist for this picture or the name or any details on it, but it really caught my attenion so I decided to post it on my blog for this week. What I found really interesting about this was all the money signs that were posted all over the picture especially on the planes, helicopters, and then the smoke from the bombs because then it got me really thinking about what world war was about. To me this pictures say that money is power, which is what all the countries involved in the world war were after, so i found it to be pretty interesting. What do you think?
American Gothic 1930
Grant Wood
The reason that i choose this piece of art for my blog this week is because this is a very famous painting and i always wanted to know the meaning behind it. Then i did some research for it and i found out that there were many different opinions about it. Some would say it symbolized the hard working american couple back in this time period, some even said that it was too overrated of a painting. Personally i love it just because of the respect that the artist got just for painting it and also i love the way he gets so detailed on the painting getting down to the wrinkles on the guys hand and the lines on the wood part of the pitchfork. But overall i really liked this painting and i think that it has a lot of history and controversy behind it, but in the end that is what makes it special.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

The reason that i picked this particular piece of art for my post this week was because i think that this is beautiful piece of work. And in the backgound you can clearly see 3 little girls working on it who might not be older than 3 or 4 yrs old. So the point that I am trying to get at is why is that these littles piece of work is not in a museum some where when you can find pictures as simple as little dots in famous museums