Description- This work consists of thirty squares.
The first square, at top right, contains the word
'Allah' (God), and the rest contain the letters of the
Arabic alphabet. Each letter has been multiplied
and manipulated within a structured framework to
create an abstract composition.
Analysis- there are many thick and thin lines that
create the alphabet in a very creative design. There
is space in the composition and the color is simple
black and white.
Interpretation- the writings are very creative like the
Arabic writings we see in our book. It makes me
wonder how different our alphabet is.
Children of War, Children of
Artist- Laila Shawa (Palestine-UK)
Description- In this two-part work Laila Shawa
highlights the plight of Palestinian children. She
takes as her subject a young boy from the Sheikh
Radwan refugee camp in Gaza, who has been
photographed carrying a stick. His image is
repeated against differently colored backgrounds.
Analysis- In the picture there are words in the
background. The little boy is the main focus rather
the emphasis he is wearing red and holding a stick.
There is also color, shapes,
Interpretation- This piece strikes my expression as
controversial because I think it explains more than
just a boy holding a stick and missing his shoe.
Description- This badge is worn as a symbol of gay
pride, although the pink triangle was initially
associated with Nazi persecution. The Nazi regime
came to power in Germany in 1933. It was
responsible for the persecution and murder of
millions of citizens, predominantly Jews, but also
communists, trade unionists, Gypsies, prostitutes,
the physically and mentally disabled and
Analysis- This badge has no personal qualities. It
has basic lines that combine to make it a triangle,
the color is a plain simple pink.
Interpretation- The symbol reminds me of a yield
sign. Even though it’s a simple sign it stands for so
much more than what it actually looks like, the
expression of respect.
Description- 'Balance and grace are artfully
integrated into the dynamic image of Shiva as
Nataraja or 'Lord of the dance'. To his devotees
Shiva is the grand creator represented by a sound
which emanates from the drum. He is also the
grand destroyer represented by the fire in the other
Analysis-there are many line, shapes, texture,
space, form, balance, and movement. There are
lines that repeat with details of texture behind
Interpretation- I don’t have much to relate this
image to, but my emotion towards it is its beauty.
Even though it was an online museum. All the art was
creative it was nice to see and learn all of the pieces
The structures, symbols, writings and pictures are all
a intricate ways of art they have. I give the pieces of
art that I showed here are a high vote of confidence.
Word into Art
Badges: symbols of identity
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