MHC: Night at the Museum

by: Will Zeng, Jason Oelbaum, Stacy Shapiro, and Hannah Sverdlov


For both images displayed in the video, we used a variety of descriptions, formal properties, interpretations of the artist's intentions, historical context, and interrogations. Specifically we observed the color contrasts, the size of the canvas, and other formal properties that made up the image of George Washington. In addition, we referred to the historical context of the Revolutionary War and the time period of Washington's inauguration. The following picture depicted the embarkation of the pilgrims, we observed a variety of descriptions, such as the meaning of the rainbow in the background and the light directed on the priest in the center. Moreover, we discussed the historical context and the painter's intentions for his work.
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