Same Love, Different Fate Essay

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It is often been said that life is a series of choices. Even now, the choices at hand aren’t as easy as I wish they had been. I choose to write about the ‘Destitute Pea Pickers in California’ by Dorothea Lange and ‘Marie Antoinette and her Children’ by Élisabeth-Louise Vigée-Le Brun. I chose them because they are the most fascinating pair of pictures for me. I can feel the emotion by looking at these two pictures. The ‘Destitute Pea Pickers in California’ by Dorothea Lange brings the feelings of sadness and gloom. While on the other hand, ‘Marie Antoinette and her Children’ by Élisabeth-Louise Vigée-Le Brun brings the feelings of happiness, richness, and sense of nobility every time I see ...view middle of the document...

In the family portrait, their ragged and dirty clothing suggest poverty and the difficulty they were experiencing of the time. The children’s expression hides the truth of difficulty they experience, as if they were refusing to show their true self. Whereas the mother shows her worry and concerns, as she frowns and places her finger close to her mouth as if contemplating her family conditions.
‘Marie Antoinette and her Children’ was a painting by Élisabeth-Louise Vigée-Le Brun in which was painted in 1787. The painting shows Marie Antoinette and her children Marie Thérèse, Louis Charles (on her lap), and Louis Joseph. The portrayal of this painting was meant to help her reputation in depicting her as a mother. Every time I see this painting, a sense of nobility always comes to my mind. I think Élisabeth-Louise Vigée-Le Brun was a very famous and incredible painter in her era. After some research, I found out that she had done many paintings in France for the royal families. Her career blossomed after she was invited to the Palace of Versailles to paint Marie Antoinette. This painting was finished with Rococo styles; it used ornaments and made...

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