"Washington Crossing the Delaware"
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This paper analyzes of Leutze's painting, "Washington Crossing the Delaware". It looks at the painting through different means, such as line, space, texture, color and overall composition. The paper describes the painting as historical in nature, detailing the Washington's involvement in the American Revolution, as well as an effective painting utilizing space, color and the emotions of the period.
From the Paper:"Washington Crossing the Delaware: A Formal Analysis Emmanuel Gottlieb Leutze painted Washington Crossing the Delaware in 1851, which is now on exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the American Wing. It is an oil painting on canvas, and is a fairly large piece, 12 2/5 x 21 1/4. The painting is historical in theme, detailing the moment that General George Washington guided American revolutionary forces across the Delaware River for a surprise attack the day after Christmas in the year 1776. The history painting shows Washington and troops in a boat, crossing the river. Washington and the American flag play a central role in the piece about the Battle of Trenton. "
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