Golden Gate Bridge

Ashley Kennedy 2B

Monochromatic Landscape

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Elements and Principles

The element of art used in my work is value. I organized these to achieve the principle of design, Unity. Unity is when you create a harmonious feeling throughout a work of art repeating an element. I repeated one color through tints and shades to create unity.

History and Culture

This landmark is located in San Fransisco, California. Construction started January 5, 1933 and it opened May 27, 1937. It was built between San Fransisco and Marin County. It was made to connect these two places. When it was first built people were astonished because it is one of the largest standing bridges.

Art and Design

People who designed the Golden Gate Bridge were Joseph Strauss, Charles Alton Ellis, and Irving Morrow. It took a little over 4 years to build. It was created with steel and concrete. The Golden Gate Bridge was a symbol of a great engineering feat, and thats why it became popular and well known.

Personal Response

I chose this landmark because I’ve always loved how it looks. The Golden Gate Bridge is still relevant because it is still believed to be one of the most beautiful landmarks and because people cross it every day. Without it there wouldn’t be an easy way to get to and from San Fransisco from Marin County.