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ART 2016: History of 19th Century Art
Avoid writing an encyclopedia entry about the work of art you've selected. Instead, try to brainstorm a particular theme or idea connected to the painting that you might want to explore.
- allegorical use of mythological gods and goddesses
- gender roles (notice his shield above her head, her hand gently resting on his sword, the intensity of their gaze)
- particular symbols (e.g., olive branch, golden lion/ram/dragon, light and shadow, red fabric)
- rococo style in Italian painting