Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Three Flags

Three flags a 1958 painting by American artist Jasper Johns.  However, this flag has 48 stars instead of 50 which represented the U.S. states then.  I like how this painting even tells history.  I also really like how it looks three dimensional as if the painting is coming out of the paper.  He took something as simple as the American flag and made a painting of it into something so eye-catching.  The painting was acquired by the  Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City for $1 million in 1980, to celebrate its 50th anniversary.  This is a type of painting that will never go out of style and shows extreme patriotism. 

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