Still life gives the artist more freedom in the arrangement of elements within a composition than do paintings of other types of subjects.  all still lifes had a moralistic message, usually concerning the brevity of life.

He wanted to  create a sense of life and death and war is about survival and hardship.



Final Project David Ayala
I chose this poem because it interesting tone of time that time just goes while we as people can’t slow it down. As life moves on we just go with our daily lives whether spending time, etc. . While trend change or following trends, time act only on its own will so people are just bound to what wait for them. Time holds all of us like slaves trap in constant motion without control as life constantly changes.


Omega and Cindy

I agree with Liz Wells thesis¬†in the Case Study: The Commodification of Human Relations and Experience ‚ÄėOmega and Cindy: Time together‚Äô. The ad between Cindy Crawford and the Omega watch connects to people with other things like electronics because people depend on them. People buy into celebrity endorsement to help not just product but making the ones who is wearing feel with this product you could by just like a celebrity.

Mirrors and Windows

Szarkowski‚Äôs Mirrors and Windows thesis is how two distinguish artists’ Minor White and Robert Frank and different they approach to take a picture. White intention is for a goal of expression and Frank intention is for a goal of exploration. The self-expression is for feelings and mood. The exploration is more about the evidence of what is really out there.

The first image is a window image that Szarkowski’s Mirrors and Windows thesis as a realist Winogrand look for the goal of exploration.  Some visual element are eye-level, shallow depth the field, low contrast. This photo describe lonely place as it looks the middle of nowhere.

In the Gregory Crewdson photo there’s a guy in his undergarments and lady in front him though this photo is on a set. The photo was probably saying people expose have nothing to hide with security and those who to tell the truth or hide something don’t feel secure.


The Dutch style of 17th and 18th still life painting create a metaphor for morality is that all living wither away and die or birth and death. On the painting of Rachael Ruysch there so many things of both life and death as if the painter want to let the viewers see life has a beginning and an end.

Hector Rene Membreno-Canales uses the Dutch still life painting technique because he wanted this type of style to convey the experience in the military. Also to make the viewers see the truth on how war really is.

Poetry: e.ecummings and levine

The poems “she the brand” by¬†e.ecummings and “Coming Home, Detroit, 1968” by levine that describe on a metaphor about driving a car. In “she the brand” approaches that driving a car the author writes about sex and using this metaphor as way to describe his desire of sexual pleasure for the first time as he refers “the first ride annd believe I we was happy to see how nice and acted right up” In¬†“Coming Home, Detroit, 1968” by levine¬†approaches that driving a car the author writes about the devastation on how the invention of car and chaotic city Detriot was at the time. As the author refers “The fat stacks of breweries hold their tongues.” and “We burn this city every day.” These lines refers to as the destruction of how the industrial of cars affected the city in pollution.

Both of these authors use cars as way to explain their expression of what they experience through their life.


Omega Ad

I do agree on the first paragraph it is mention that many pictures at that time included similar poses.  The pose where a model would pose with no distinguished background or any type of environment. The relationship between the main subject and the product also plays a big role on this. Creating the both to relate and fiction as a team not as an individual is a big challenge. On this ad it is not specifically telling you there is a dating relationship between them like the article suggest but more of a friendship between the main character and the subject.