Visuals of Immigration 

This gallery will show various types of art related to Immigrates and immigration. 

The first image I chose is a photograph from 1938 called “Immigrant Building, Ellis Island” by Berenice Abbott. The architecture of this building is a perfect example of repetition. The repeated use of lines on this building is a principle of design that makes the structure look more active and lively.
This image is a portrait of Louis Schade, an immigrant who moved to the United States from Germany. Contrast is a very important characteristic in this photo. The jacket he is wearing in this photo is a dark black, and everything thing else is a lighter shade, which makes it have a high contrast look.
Charles Felix Blauvelt painted this next painting I chose, called “A German Immigrant Inquiring His Way” in 1855. In this painting there is a German immigrant and his daughter asking for directions from an elderly man. The colors chosen in this picture is very vital to the final look. The colors used are very warm and uses an analogous color scheme, making the final look more pleasant and unified.
This next image is a photograph called “Immigrant Family in the Baggage Room of Ellis Island.” Lewis W. Hine took this picture in 1905 but it was not printed until 1939. Just like the title indicates the picture shows an immigrant family in a baggage room. The contrast and the wide range of this light value in the photo are very significant in this picture. Not only does it make the picture look more serious but it also separates the family from the background.
This painting I chose is called “The Immigrants’ Ship” by John C. Dollman. This oil canvas shows several immigrants on a ship waiting for their destination. One of the principles of designs used in this painting is proportion. The use of proportion in this painting creates the illusion of depth on the boat.
This painting “Coming South” was painted by Tom Roberts. This painting shows immigrants on the steamboat “The S.S. Lusitania” moving from Europe to Australia. Tom drew this to display his experience from riding on the same boat when he moved from Europe to Australia. If you look closely the picture is drawn slightly tilted, I believe Tom did this to create the illusion of the boat moving and swaying.
Sangeeta Reddy, who was born in India but later migrated to America created this next image I chose, called ”Goddess Liberty – Ascendent.” This image shows the combination of The Statue of Liberty and the Indian goddess, Lakshmi. This symbolizes the struggle that immigrants from India go through with the differences from Indian and American culture. I think the main principle of design is how the focus on the statue and the goddess is created through composition.
The next drawing I chose was created by Vivek Sashidharan who was born in India and migrated to America. This drawing was made in 2013 and is named “A Juxtaposition of Phases (Phase 2: Transitions).” This drawing displays a tunnel leading to the American flag. An important part of this drawing is the use of leading lines to create a path to the flag.
This painting I chose is a self-portrait named “Our Story.” This was painted by Gina Sinozich in 2004. This painting shows herself on the boat “SS Neptunia” leaving Croatia and headed to Australia. To me the colors of this painting really stands out because its use of bright and vibrant colors.
This painting I chose is another self-portrait by Gina Sinozich. This painting is named “Precious Things We Left Behind.” It shows herself, husband, and two children crying as they have their imagined goodbyes to loved ones. To me the colors out just like the previous painting, she used very bright and vibrant colors.
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