He had the never ending blackness and the physical pain he had caused on himself as reminder and as punishment. Oedipus' physical blindness was just as painful as his blindness to the truth. Both were intertwined in each other. Jocasta's blindness was different then Oedipus'. She knew about the prophecy, but she thought Oedipus was dead.
The Head Master Piece When looking at this work of art by jean Michel Basquiat, the author sees that the artist way of describing this painting is a terrific way to display pain and sadness. In life, people have different ways of expressing themselves. The reflection in this painting means to the author that Basquiat is sad and seems confused at the world. The possibilities are that he might have had a rough childhood. The drawing shows a scary Skelton face that have different pattern around it full of sadness, pain, hurt and damage.
Chief begins to notice McMurphy’s vulnerabilities when he states, “How could a man who looked like him paint pictures or write letters to people or be upset and worried like I saw him once when I saw him get a letter back?” (Kesey162). Throughout his profound 2 use of symbolism, Kesey demonstrates how people view McMurphy based on the image he portrays and his true self is shocking to others. Nurse Ratched tries to subjugate 4 the patients and McMurphy’s novel 5 idea to diminish 6 her power shows how tough he real is. McMurphy’s relentlessness weakens Nurse Ratched’s stringent 7 rules. The patients venerate 8 McMurphy because of the toughness he has toward Nurse Ratched.
Chuck Close, van Gogh, and Michelangelo The world renowned living artist Chuck Close uses photo realism to create self- portraits and portraits of people. He has overcome diversities and illness as severe as paralysis to become one of the greatest living artists of our time. Through the use of photo realism he paints and draws portraits of his subjects based on a photograph of them by using a graph and gridding technique of the photo. Early on in his works, the grid was not visible after the work was completed as we can see in the acrylic on canvas, Phil that Close painted in 1969, but in the more recent Self-Portrait, an oil on canvas he completed in 1996 his grid technique is more apparent. Chuck Close has experienced a remarkable career spanning thirty years.
He feels like his obsession for Martha has led to his failure as a Lieutenant. The author states, “He felt shame. He hated himself. He had loved Martha more than his men, and as a consequence Lavender was now dead, and this was something he would have to carry… for the rest of the war” (719). When Lavender is killed Cross believes it is all his fault because he was too busy daydreaming about his love for Martha.
The window green.The toilet table orange, the basin blue.The doors lilac" (From Vincent's letters to his brother regarding his painting). This makes it seem that the color choice was purposeful. Jane Flanders' poem about the painting is interesting, although I do not agree with it. She seems to concentrate more on describing the person living in the room than the room itself --"is clumsy, still friendly". The line "an old wife beat the mattress till it rose like a meringue" tells us that the room is very old fashioned but fails to actually point to the fact that instead of looking like a regular room (rectangle), it is almost skewed downward toward the onlooker.Vincent van Gogh's shows an extreme perceptive of his room which was almost unrealistic while Jane Flanders gave the room an almost boring portrayal.
Casagemas returned to France, and on the evening of February 17th, 1901, he committed suicide in public at a restaurant in front of his friends (Arnason 160). Picasso, hearing about the very public and violent suicide of his close friend, was thrown into a deep depression of his own. The following quote describes Picasso’s thoughts and actions after his friend’s death; “Picasso tackled his emotional turmoil and angst in the way he knew best – with tubes of paint. Blue paint. A melancholy, monochromatic palette.
He seems like a negative person, but that is probably because he is dying and could be scared. He starts his story by saying, “I was sick - sick unto death with that long agony; and when they at length unbound me, and I was permitted to sit, I felt that my senses were leaving me.” By saying he is sick unto death means that he knows exactly what is going on around him even though he is sick. Not sick in a crazy sense but probably on his death bed. The Tell Tale Heart’s Narrator is not a reliable source. He is crazy trying to pass off as sane.
The simplicity of the “sky and meadow and forest” and the purity of the “untouched due” in comparison to himself leaves Edward Thomas “scorning” and feeling insignificant as he can’t match his emotions to the glory of the scenery. In Edward Thomas’s poetry he often refers to roads and paths as a metaphor for his life. In The Glory we see this when he writes “tread the pale dust pitted with small dark drops”. The use of the word “dark” suggests that he sees his future as bitter and gloomy, which gives us a sense of his dissatisfaction. Likewise in Old Man Thomas says “only an avenue, dark, nameless, without end” implying also a sad future.
The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh is one of the most well-known paintings in the world. It is beautiful and complex, yet plain and boring. Like the man himself, Van Gogh’s paintings are complex and require a second look. Vincent van Gogh was a deeply troubled man throughout his life. He suffered from anxiety and mental illness, ultimately causing his suicide at the age of 37.