Each week will have a theme or a question that relates to the course content. Every student will contribute one blog post per week, due by 11:59 pm on the Monday night before class. Your posts should include images, a short text, and your name.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
For my final post, I chose the statue of the flag raising at Iwo Jima. This particular statue is located in Washington D.C. on the national mall. I chose this piece because though most people view this as a memorial to WWII and the battle of Iwo Jima itself, it is still a work of art which I think many people some times forget. The amount of detail that can be seen in close-ups of this statue is amazing. The facial features and the realistic nature of the figures helps the viewer connect on a deeper level with the statue. The viewer can develop a deeper sense of gratitude for those who fought on Iwo Jima because of this piece.