Monochromatic Landscape

Henri Ly 5A

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Elements & Principles

The element that I used in my artwork was color. I organized this to achieve the principle of design, unity. Unity is creating a harmonious feeling by repeating a element throughout the work of art. The color was the same throughout the whole art work using its tints and its shades. The top of the artwork it had its tints and at the bottom had the shades.

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History & Culture

The Missouri Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri was created in February 12th of 1963. The Gateway was created to monument the vision of Thomas Jefferson during the Westward Expansion. It's placed a few footsteps away from the place where Lewis and Clark first stepped onto their journey into the west. The monument was design by Eero Saarinen. It took two years to build this monument.,. 'Arch Faqs & Facts'. N.p., 2015. Web. 9 Nov. 2015.

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Art & Design

The Missouri Gateway Arch was designed by Eero Saarinen. He designed it for a national contest in 1947. It took two years to build and it was made out of stainless steel and cost about 13.4 million dollars to build. It stands at 630 feet high and 630 feet wide. As the name states it looks like an archway. It also has some windows at the top of the arch. It's design helps it reduce swaying and prevents it from collapsing in a earthquake. Right underneath the arch is the Mississippi River. The arch was built to represent Thomas Jefferson's vision of the Westward Expansion.,. 'About The Gateway Arch'. N.p., 2015. Web. 12 Nov. 2015.,. 'Google'. N.p., 2015. Web. 12 Nov. 2015.,. 'History Of The Gateway Arch'. N.p., 2015. Web. 12 Nov. 2015.

Personal Response

I chose this structure because of it's simpleness. I feel that this structure still has some significance in this world. I think this because it represents the accomplishments that America made during the Westward Expansion. It was able to open up new states for us to explore and conquer. This would then lead to other popular tourist attractions such as California or Texas. Also it helped America stay alive because in the Westward Expansion we gained a port that would help us trade with other countries. I think that this structure should be left up because if we took it down, then how would we remember where Lewis and Clark started their expedition?