Museum Paper Art 110

Topics: Painting, Poverty, Normans Pages: 3 (783 words) Published: April 30, 2015
A110
 Fall
 2014
 -­‐
 Museum
 Paper
 
Nichole
 Smith
 
This
 paper
 is
 an
 analysis
 of
 an
 American
 artist
 named
 Irving
 Norman.
 
 His
 oil
 on
 
canvas
 composition
 is
 called
 “Cross…road”.
 
 This
 paper
 will
 analyze
 the
 visual,
 stylistic,
 and
 
historical
 elements
 to
 the
 painting.
 
Norman
 made
 all
 of
 his
 pieces
 great
 sizes,
 particularly
 to
 increase
 the
 meaning
 and
 
subject
 of
 his
 compositions.
 Cross…Road
 stands
 in
 vertical
 position.
 At
 the
 bottom
 of
 the
 
composition
 there
 is
 a
 sign
 in
 bold
 red
 letters
 that
 reads
 “Tension
 ?
 Ipirin!!”.
 
 There
 is
 a
 man
 
above
 the
 question
 mark
 with
 an
 expression
 of
 lossless
 hope.
 
 At
 the
 top
 of
 the
 painting
 you
 
can
 see
 an
 intersection
 of
 the
 two
 roads,
 they
 form
 a
 cross
 underneath
 the
 people
 are
 in
 the
 
circular
 dome
 like
 restaurant.
 
 
 The
 use
 of
 line
 in
 this
 composition
 cause
 you
 to
 see
 the
 
towers
 that
 seem
 to
 resemble
 skyscrapers
 on
 the
 left
 and
 right
 as
 extremely
 steep.
 
 To
 me
 it
 
seems
 as
 though
 Norman
 uses
 use
 of
 line
 to
 create
 the
 separation
 between
 social
 classes
 in
 
the
 way
 he
 creates
 a
 towering
 steep
 distance
 between
 the
 people
 in
 the
 skyscrapers
 and
 
the
 people
 in
 the
 buildings
 below.
 
 The
 use
 of
 triangles
 and
 arrow...

Bibliography: Norman, Irving and Duncan, Michael
Dark Metropolis: Irving Norman’s Social Surrealism; 2006 Irving Norman Trust pg. 45
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