Washington Monument

Caitlin Mann 4B

Reference Pictures

How I used the "Elements Of Art."

The element of art used in my work is color. I organized this to achieve the principal of design, unity. Unity is when a harmonious feeling is created in a work of art by repeating an element through the piece. There are light and dark values. The lightest values are at the top while the darkest values are at the bottom of the page. I used different shades and tints of purple to make the piece come together as one,

History and Culture

The man-made landmark I chose is the Washington Monument. It is located in Washington D.C and was created February 21, 1885. It was created as a memorial to the first president. The location for the landmark is significant because it is the nations capital and where the president lives. American culture has been reflected in this piece of work because people still go and visit it today for several different reasons. It is still standing and it is a major tourist attraction.


Citations-

  • American-historama.org,. '40 Washington Monument Facts: US History For Kids. N.p., 2015. Web. 10 Nov. 2015.
  • American-historama.org,. '40 Washington Monument Facts: US History For Kids ***'. N.p., 2015. Web. 10 Nov. 2015.
  • American-historama.org,. '40 Washington Monument Facts: US History For Kids ***'. N.p., 2015. Web. 10 Nov. 2015.
  • American-historama.org,. '40 Washington Monument Facts: US History For Kids ***'. N.p., 2015. Web. 10 Nov. 2015.
  • American-historama.org,. '40 Washington Monument Facts: US History For Kids ***'. N.p., 2015. Web. 10 Nov. 2015.
  • American-historama.org,. '40 Washington Monument Facts: US History For Kids ***'. N.p., 2015. Web. 10 Nov. 2015.

Art and Design

Robert Mills designed this piece. This piece was first started in 1848 and was finished in 1884. It took roughly 36 years to build. This piece symbolizes the president in our nations capital. This great monument was built with a few materials. Those consist of marble, granite, and bluestone gneiss.


Citations-

  • American-historama.org,. '40 Washington Monument Facts: US History For Kids ***'. N.p., 2015. Web. 10 Nov. 2015.

Personal Response

I chose this artwork because it is something that I have always been interested in and wanted to go see. I feel that this is relevant to our society because it was one of the first buildings and no building can be taller than it in Washington D.C. This should still be sanding today because it is a big part of Washington and a big part of our nation today.

The Finished Product

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