Thursday, November 1, 2007

Artist profile/blog that i like

The Covered Wagon

Thomas Hart Benton

Title: Covered Wagon

Date: 1944

I like this piece of art work because it emphasizes the aspects of traveling on a long journey. Fatigue can be seen in the animals and as well as in the people's expressions and figures, as they walk slighty hunched over next to the wagon. The light sky contrasts the darkened cloud towering above them perhaps symbolizing that the worst part of this expedition is over.

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