Thursday, May 4, 2017

Eric Fischl

I think Fischl's pieces are amazing. The pool setting and its metaphorically meaning mentioned is genius. I think that a lot of the paintings' messages can be open for interpretation. However, it is clear that the control is lost. I think that maybe it's showing the fall of the rich dominant white man in America. The son hovering over the father draped in the flag shows the future, unsure of what's so wrong with the world- what the father could be so upset about. Children see nothing wrong with politics and race in general for that matter which could be why a youth is represented as America, showing hope. The daughter being set with a drink in a black gown is obviously post-father's funeral. According to the meaning of his past daddy's girl paintings, maybe she is free of him and his possible abuse. Or, maybe, she is a product of her father's ideas on social rank based on money and race and therefore the death of her rich father is the changing of her world that she was taught to live in-it is too late for her.

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