Leo Tanguma Essay

649 WordsApr 11, 20123 Pages
Leo Tanguma “In Peace and Harmony with Nature” contains two murals “The Present State of the Environment” and “A Hopeful Future in which Humanity Rehabilitates the Environment” these murals surround and captures related ideal of multi-racial children and humanity. The viewer can observe the process of realistic tradition of imagination and freedom in the paintings. The murals express religious views while also providing the viewer with endless topics for discussion and analysis, making it true conversation pieces. “In Peace and Harmony with Nature” portrays scenes of passionate issues around the world. In both murals represent a group of different racial children, In “The Present State of the Environment” show the racial children with saddened faces, “A Hopeful Future in which Humanity Rehabilitates the Environment” then shows the children smiling. In the smaller mural “The Present State of the Environment” represent more of humanity represented by multi-racial children. The children show facial expressions of shock and sadness due to finding the natural world in a trampled and abused state. The viewer can see the surrounding of the youthful group are endangered or extinct wildlife species. The children have confused and frightened looks while viewing the brown black spotted Leopard, representing large life of courage; laid out lifeless before them displaying its beautiful fur and natural colors. To the left, a young girl gazes at an extinct form of a penguin in a display case. On the right front, a young boy touches a display case containing the last living of the Passenger Pigeons, Shown also is a Gray Whale, On the lower right is a sadden sea turtle enmeshed in a fishing net, and a wall mounted buffalo head huddled in the leaves of the bushes. Fluttering over the central scene is a colorful bird with long feathered tail, with parts of a display case transparent

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