"A Blast from the past"

This gallery represents how people and places were damaged and survived during the " World War II" time period. This time frame is between 1939 and 1945. I am focusing on mostly paintings and photographs that depict what you would have seen in these time periods if you would have been present to see it for yourself. 

This is an oil paint on canvas that depicts the after math of a fire during the Second World War. The artist was trying to show what the town looked like before all of the smoke and debree had disapeared. The contrast used in this particular painting shows great depth. You can really see this particular spot was on a hillside due to the angle and frontal view that was painted along with the contrast showing the depth.
This is an oil canvas that depicts the European war in 1945 coming to an end. This particular piece is actually one of eighteen works of a memorial. If you notice the dull colors used to portray the end while in the far back the colors seem to brighten up representing a new day.This painting looks like it would have a rough feeling to it because of the momements of the paint used here.
This painting was painted in the lsat stages of the Second World War. This depicts humans as being inhumane monsters. This thought was derived from the fact that humans could do such monstrous acts onto another human. The artist was trying to symbolize world chaos, in which he did a great job. The usage of colors here are very demonic usings shades of red and other darker colors. The artist also showed great detail on the mutations as well.These details make this painting very symbolic while acheiveing the goal to get the artists point across.
This is a drawing frim June 6th, 1944. This photo shows troops going ashore. The artist used plain colors here. The movements are hard to follow as there is so much going on. However the detaileds bring out each individual aspect.
This photo depicts A fire at the Grand Palais in 1944. The negative space here really brings out the tops of the buildings here. The vast amount of contrast in the smoke shows the fire was quite large.
This photo shows the damage of the fire that took place and ruined the interior of the Grand Palais during The Liberation. The (Fire was shown previously) The arch here shows some symmetry while the forgrounds show the devastating remains from the fire. The black and white gives this photo character and meaning. The contrast on the bottom shows depth and the angle shows you are viewing this from a middle stand point.
This drawing from 1942 shows not only great attention to detail but also shows movement of the people leaving the scene. We are left looking at the middle scene of this drawing that shows emotion. Notice the women standing with a frown while the lady in the black coat looks unconscious.
This photograph was from December 7th, 1941. It is an image that captured the Hawaiian Water War. This photo shows great movement. If you look you can see the ripples on top the water and the smoke blowing to the right. The angle of the camera shows that this photograph was taken from a slight angle and shows the photographer was above the water. The ships are all very dark so it is hard to see the detail there.
The asymmetrical balance of the building here really sets this picture. You see the 2 "army" men walking back to the building as if they have just finished something. I noticed the shadows of the people are very dull as if this photo was taken later in the day. The patters on the top of the photo add character.
There is a lot of movement going on in this picture. The lines behind the tank show it is moving at fast speeds. The colors red and black contrast eachother while evoking the emotion of anger. You see the shadow of the tank on the underside of it while it is running over 2 seperate flags. The lines in the background symbolize a map. Almost half way down the picture there is a tan line which looks like it seperates the 2 places on the map.
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