PROTEST ART

17 décembre 0 Commentaire Catégorie: Non classé

 

Hi everyone! Recently, we worked on protest art. We studied three paintings. They are about slavery and segregation.

The first one has been made by William Johnson in 1939. It is about three slaves.They look mixed together with their shovels and pickaxes. They have diformed bodies, and their foots and hands are enormous. The fact that they are enchained show us that they are not free. White people use them as objects like if they were interchangeable.

The next painting was The problem we all live with by Norman Rockwell in 1964. It is about Ruby Bridges who were the first black girl to go on a white school. This is a scene that really  happens. There is four men around them. They are marshalls, it is to protect her from white people who could hurt her. On the wall, there is a Ku Klux Klan tga and another wrote « Nigger ». There is also squashed tomatoes which can reffer to the blood. The white dress may represent her innocence.

The last document is  usa for africa by Keith Haring in 1985. It is a work which can have a lot of interpretations. We can see the central character who represents a black man. This man is strangled. Then there is a dove symbolising the freedom but there is a snake eating her. This may mean that the freedom is endangered.The central character got hand cuff, he is attached with a skeletton who got the keys. This may means that the only chance to escape is the death. The hands coming by the floor may represent the end of humanity. The dollar on the side is a symbol for the capitalism of America. The main character of the painting is naked and this means that his intimity is not respected. He is humiliated and not free.

 

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Bye, see you in two weeks.

 

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