american progress

 Two different classes spent an hour analyzing this painting's symbolism.  They had some fascinating insights.  

I divided the painting into four sections and we looked closely at a section and analyzed it before moving on to the next and finally looking at the whole.


Stacy said...

Will you share their thoughts?

Diana_CT said...

Wow, that must have generated a lot of discussions. Especially the part where Native Americans are being driven form their lands. I googled this and found... https://picturinghistory.gc.cuny.edu/john-gast-american-progress-1872/