Image Analysis

Laughing Bones Title: Portrait of an American Family

The image represents a general introduction to televisions brought into homes. The individual images displayed on the heads of the family represent items personal to them. The images range from iconic figures such as Political leader Napoleon, to popular brands such as Barbie and Ken, Disney’s Cinderella and popular food products such as confectory. The latter could represent the rise of the Sugar Industry and reflecting back on an era where the Triangular Trade over the Atlantic Ocean was at large, thus including sugar exported from the Caribbean and south Americas and Imported to New England (Figure 1). In addition the image greatly reflects on the industrial revolution. The image of Barbie, Ken and car tell a time when mass production and factories were invented and infamously popular.

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Figure 1. Triangular Trade

(Figure 1) Triangular Trade

13/9/65 Nr.2 Digital Print (“Hommage a Paul Klee”)

Frieder Nake tributes a homage a Paul Klee. In the image Nake demonstrates his influences by Klee in this digital print. Klee’s earlier work portrays similar images, with abstract lines relating to one another, however Nake’s interpretation by this piece of work has reverted back to gray scale. This image could represent sound, colour, astronomical readings.
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