Monochromatic Landscape

State of Liberty, NYC By: Taylor Vacanti

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Elements and Principles

The element of art that I used in my work is color. I organized this to achieve the principle of design, Unity. Unity is when you create a harmonious feeling by repeating an element throughout a work of art. I created this because I used a monochromatic color scheme in my artwork. I repeated the same color, but they had darker and lighter values.

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History and Culture

The Statue of Liberty was a joint effort between France and the United States, intended to commemorate the lasting friendship between the peoples of the two nations. The Statue of Liberty was then given to the United States and to atop an American-designed pedestal on a small island in Upper New York Bay, now known as Liberty Island, and dedicated by President Grover Cleveland in 1886. Over the years, the statue stood tall as millions of immigrants arrived in America nearby Ellis Island; in 1986, it underwent an extensive renovation in honor of the centennial of its dedication. Today, the Statue of Liberty remains an enduring symbol of freedom and democracy, as well as one of the world’s most recognizable landmarks.,. "Statue Of Liberty: History, Design, Architecture". N.p., 2016. Web. 29 Jan. 2016.

Art and Design

Bartholdi based his design of a female figure in neoclassical style on Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, similar to Thomas Crawford's "Statue of Freedom". It took him about nine years to build Lady Liberty. The Statue of Liberty was made out of three things cooper, steel, and Wrought iron.,. "The History Of The Statue Of Liberty". N.p., 2016. Web. 29 Jan. 2016.,. "Statue Of Liberty: History, Design, Architecture". N.p., 2016. Web. 29 Jan. 2016.

Personal Response

I choose this monument, because The Statue of Liberty represents many things, among them friendship between France and U.S. and freedom from oppression, it also represents how people have there rights to be free. The Statue of Liberty's torch lights the way to freedom showing us the path to Liberty. Before air travel, ships would sail into New York Harbor and Lady Liberty would welcome their passengers, many of them being immigrants traveling to the United States for the first time. Lady Liberty is one of the first sites when sailing into the harbor, and she is symbolic of freedom. She is very important to everyone who visits her and understands what she represents. I also I hope along with others hope she is still stand for many years to come.