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Analysis of Two Pictures by Dorothea Lange

Dorothea Lange is one of the America’s most renowned documentary photographers. Yet her works can not be considered as “purely” documental. Lnge’s ability to demonstrate the inner world of her heroes and her masterful photographic techniques placed her works in the middle between photography and art. In this paper I will attempt to review and analyze two Lange’s photographs: “Human Erosion in California” (“Migrant Mother”) and “Child and Her Mother”. I am going to analyze them in terms of style, symbolism and influence on future Lange’s career and development of the art of photography. “Human Erosion in California” and “Child and Her Mother” are separated with the period of three years being made in 1936 and 1939 respectively. This was…

Painting Pictures

The year 2007 saw the production and release of several notable films, and one of these is There Will Be Blood, written and directed by Paul Anderson. This movie takes after a novel by Upton Sinclair entitled Oil! (1927), which, as the book’s title suggests, maintains the discovery of oil as a backdrop, and hunger for power as its driving force. Sinclair’s Oil! narrates the story of James Arnold Russ, Jr. or Bunny, whose father is an oil magnate. Using the Teapot Dome Scandal that plagued Southern California in the early 1900s as a source of reason for the novel’s reality and conflict, Sinclair showcased the growing tension and distance between Bunny and his father, since the former expressed sympathy…