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Pieta, as a subject, relays the message of a sorrowful yet pride mother who has lost her son for the sake of humanity and other benevolent causes. The subject mainly became known after the sculpture Pieta by Michelangelo. His Pieta presented Mother Mary carrying lean, weak and dead Jesus in her lap and mourning over his death. Though, the artist intended to represent the delicate scene where Mother Mary is mourning but at the same time can’t regret her son’s death due to the great cause for which he did the ultimate sacrifice. Pieta represents a mother’s dilemma who can’t decide if she should cry for her son’s death or take pride out of it. And this difficult situation, where a mother is forced to […]

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Liberty Leading the People is an early 19th century painting which represents personified goddess of liberty, Marianne leading the general people of France towards freedom while stepping on the corpses. She is the central figure and looks determined towards her work. Liberty leading the People Analysis Painting represents around 8 prominent figures including two dead men. Everyone has their own place and meaning and their placement in the painting are according to their importance regarding to the core subject. Though, the most vital character is goddess Liberty herself. The subject of the painting is derived from the July Revolution of France in 1830. The revolution overthrew the king Charles X. The posture of Marianne is firm and determined. She is looking at the fellow countrymen […]

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This historical painting represents the death of British General Wolfe who fought in the Seven Years War and after his death, became the lead hero of the war. His novice military training techniques and fighting tactics helped big at conquering Quebec from the French and ultimately winning over the whole Canada. This 1770 painting, before America became independent, though portrays the fall of a soldier but indirectly represents the triumph in the war. There are two indicators included in the painting for that. Above Wolfe’s body is the flag which still is standing. Other indicator is the minor figure on the far left. A soldier is running towards the scene raising one hand and holding the flag in another. He is carrying the message of […]

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