The theme of my collage was conflict. It was about the Hungarian War of 1956. When I started to work on the collage the theme was something wanted the viewer to understand as they looked at it. I did not want to give more details about this war. I wanted the viewer to see the collage and have curiosity about the subject to research it. I wanted the viewer to wonder why 1956? As I progress through making my collage I want to go over the emphasis of the number 56 in red represents my theme, the balance of the images in the collage and color.
Emphasizing the number fifty-six at the center of the collage was purposely done to show the theme of the collage. The Hungarian War of 1956 was a tragic war that I wanted to inform people out by doing a collage that included some of the events that happened. In the collage under the year 1956 you can see a tank with little green color. If you look closely at the tank you see it is made of dollar bills. This was to represent the war started because Stalin was taking over all the economy of the Hungarian people, which the people had enough. They were tired of not being able to control anything so they decided to fight back the Stalin government and get their land back. The Hungarian people were poor and not had much if any of actual weapons to win this war but they still fought and in the collage on the left side the big boy represents these actions of the Hungarian people.
The balance of the collage was done for it to have more power on the left side than the right side. As you look at the collage on the left it is how the Hungarian War started by people deciding to rebel, this was when people felt strong so it is the biggest image on the collage. The Hungarian people thought that if they rebel they could win against Stalin’s government. They did not think about all the power Stalin had because they were tired on the control they were under and their poverty. The collage was done in chronological order from...
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