painting - Washington Crossing the Delaware

painting - Washington Crossing the Delaware
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The colors consist of mostly dark tones, as is to be expected at dawn, but there are red highlights repeated painting Washington Crossing the Delaware throughout the painting. Washington Crossing the Delaware is an 1851 oil-on-canvas painting by German American artist Emanuel Leutze.

painting />And in Cobb County, Georgia, the page with the offending reproduction was completely torn out. . It commemorates General George Washington s crossing of the Delaware on December 25, 1776, during the American Revolutionary War.

That action was the painting Persian painting first move in a surprise attack against the Hessian forces at Trenton, New Jersey in the Battle of Trenton. In 2004 the painting became part of the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Foreshortening, perspective and the distant boats all lend depth to the painting and emphasize the boat carrying Washington. The people in the boat represent a cross-section of the American colonies, including a man in a Scottish bonnet and a man of African descent facing backward next to each other in the front, western riflemen at the bow and stern, two farmers in broad-brimmed hats near the back (one with bandaged head), and an androgynous rower in a red shirt, possibly meant to be a woman in man s clothing, there is also a man at the back of the boat that looks to be Native American. The man standing next to Washington and holding the flag is Lieutenant James Monroe, future President of the United States. At least three times in the 20th century, and as recently as 2002, American grade school administrators stepped in to alter textbook reproductions of the iconic painting because Washington s watch fob was painted too close to his crotch for their comfort, possibly resembling male genitalia.

There are many copies of the painting, one of which is in the West Wing reception area of the White House. The painting is notable for its artistic composition. General Washington is emphasized by an unnaturally bright sky, while his face catches the upcoming sun.

In Georgia in 1999, for example, Muscogee County teachers aides painted out the timepiece by hand on 2,300 copies.