Wednesday, January 29, 2014

When a ruler is in power there is a lot of hard work that gets put in to keep that person in power. In Manet Eduardo's painting Olympia the artist exemplifies how this happens. As the women on the bed is casually relaxing; the other women in the background who looks as if she is a servant providing the woman in power with luxuries. I noticed that the woman on the bed's face is laid back looking as if she doesn't have a care in the world, while the servants face looks disgusted at the woman in powers actions. It shows that even if you have control of what is going on the others around you may not like your actions. A final note I noticed about the painting was the black cat, which is a representation of bad luck and chaos. The cat also has a sort of  deranged look on its face representing that chaos is by her side since the cat is the powerful woman's pet. In conclusion when someone is at the top of the pyramid much hard work must be put in from the bottom for one to stay at the top.-SoCo

No comments:

Post a Comment