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The art piece or painting titled Essay

  • Submitted by: killaht
  • on March 17, 2008
  • Category: Arts and Music
  • Length: 1,030 words

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The art piece or painting titled “Working through the Ice in Melville Bay” was painted by William C. Bradford in the year 1869.   William C. Bradford was born in the year 1823 in Massachusetts and died in 1892 in New York.   The year 1869 brought us some really unique breakthroughs such as the creation of the “Qwerty”, the first keyboard typewriter that was patented.   The year 1869 also saw the first intercollegiate football game between the Universities of Rutgers and Princeton.   The Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first professional baseball team was founded in the year 1869.   The Suez Canal was completed and the United States was under the leadership of Civil War Union Army General and then President, Ulysses S. Grant.  

“Working through the Ice in Melville Bay” gives the observer mixed feelings.   One of the more notable objects that you will observe is the ship that sits in the middle of ice covered water.   The time of day looks to be late afternoon as it seems as if the sun is setting and from the right side of the piece, it looks as if a storm may be approaching.   Another indication that it may be late in the afternoon is the fact that you can see the sunlight reflecting off one side of the icebergs floating in the water.   The other side of the icebergs are dim or not very bright, a clear indication that the sun is setting to the west.   The shapes that the piece contains can only be described as rectangles, triangles, and cross like shapes.   Most of the shapes in the piece have pointed edges, like a knife would have a pointed edge.   The top of a knife can be described a partial triangle.   The colors utilized in the piece are dull colors such as brown, tan, gray, and what I call off-white.   The colors can be described as dull, boring and lacking of life or energy.   It gives the viewer an uneasy feeling.   The only objects that can be seen are icebergs and the ship in the middle of the ice covered body of water.

  Bradford used dark and dull colors to...

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