American History- Aaron Murrell

This art gallery contains pieces of artwork from different times representing American History over the years, from the coming to America to WWII and from Crossing the Delaware to the signing of the constitution.

Through the use of movement, texture and space, Emanuel Leutze gives a three dimensional feel to his piece of artwork, Washington Crossing the Delaware. By using the combination of leaving the back left space open and giving the water and clothing a sense of direction, you can see where they are headed. The texture he gives shows a sense of realism and a liveliness to the painting.
This print, done by Nathaniel Currier and James Ives, of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, has a unique feel to it. The shading gives it a sense of depth and fluidity. There is something about it though that makes it seem cartoonish. Certain angles of people causes them to appear abstract and unproportional.
Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790, was one of the founding fathers of the United States of America. He is known as the most influential founding father. This portrait was painted around his 80th birthday, in 1785.
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