Eric Fischl’s Paintings of Trump’s America definitely doesn't show Donald's good side for sure. Beside the fact that it is Donald Trump I think the artist did a really good job with the colors. I liked that he painted the painting right after the election, I had the same reaction with the election he was surprised and confused by the outcome.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
This work by Eric Fishcl is a rather controversial one. Many believe that the old man keeling over next to the young boy holding the flag is supposed to symbolize his passing of responsibilities to a younger generation, as he is to old to carry on. Others claim that because he is white the painting is meant to say that white people don't know what to do. Regardless of what you think, it's a nicely coated painting with a sort of simplicity to it that makes it special. Very interesting in my opinion.
Thursday, May 4, 2017
I actually really like these pieces of Art work. This one in particular stood out the most to me. I like the message that he is conveying that the white male does not have all the answers. I love that the child is standing over him. It shows that the upcoming youth is really the people that will have the most power. Children are the future.
These are some relatively interesting pieces, I was intrigued at the fact that he stated that these were non political whatsoever. The author made this clear by stating that “It’s about a pivotal moment in the U.S. when the white male figure no longer has the answers, when the future doesn’t seem to be inhabited by the old power structure," The future lies within our youth and the upcoming generations, which is why we need to educate and prepare them.
I really find Fischl’s painting, “Late America” intriguing because this piece allows you to observe and interpret the scene - in either a political or economic stance, even though that was not the true intention of it. I think that for most people, it is hard to stray from the political aspect of the picture due to the presence of the American flag and the timing of the pictures release (which was right after the 2016 Presidential Election). I believe that this painting refers to the confusion, frustration and overall rollercoaster of an election. I think that the older person portrayed in the painting represents the loss of power and control that this country has recently experienced. I think the artist represented the young boy draped in the American flag as the new and inexperienced political/economic trends that this country is quickly shifting towards.
Late America created by Eric Fischl, makes me extremely uncomfortable. I do not think that the artist captivated the point he was trying to address. I do not understand the relevance nor do I like his reasoning’s behind the painting. However, I do like the realistic features of the people featured and the bright, vivid colors used to create the painting.
Fischl used this painting as a way to get his frustration out over the election and I feel like this painting represents many things. The man may represent the Americans who were upset over the election results, and the boy represents the Americans who were happy with the outcome. This painting could also be looked at as the man being the older generation that currently run the country and the boy is the younger generation trying to regain their strength and country back.
I felt that this picture was political even though Eric Fischl may not have planned for it to be. It is unclear whether the man in the picture is Donald Trump or it may even be the average American who is paralyzed from the election's results. I do think the picture has some humor with a white bottom and red burnt legs. This picture has brought some frustration but setting aside the meaning of the art, I think his work is amazing and very realistic. I think that is interesting that a man is the constant figure in most of his paintings.
I personally like this painting and to me it represents the economic instability in the United States today. The man represents that the older generation is helpless and essentially given up, while the little kid or newer generation still has pride in our country but is oblivious to our political and economic volatility.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
I am a big fan of these paintings and the idea but I'm afraid I don't fully understand where he was going with it. I do get the concept of white male not having the solution anymore. I believe that the topic is rather political to say the least but he said it was not. With this particular piece, the daddy figure is not in the painting like all his other pieces. However, the title suggest that there is still a daddy issue going on. Furthermore, the title, "Daddy's Gone" takes on a literal meaning when brings a whole different perspective to the painting. without the title, the piece would be subjected to open perspective on what it is about. However, the Daddy's Gone title makes the audience understand why the girl seems to be sitting in grief.