Death Of General Wolfe Analysis

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The Death of General Wolfe demonstrates the use of a plethora of techniques to highlight an important moment in history. West uses linear perspective by blurring background activity, using primary hues such as blue, yellow and red in the direct areas of General Wolfe to form directional forces which creates a vantage point, emphasizing General Wolfe’s death in the midst of a major military battle between the British and the French. Held above him is a flag which overlaps with the darkened sky, portraying storm clouds in the upper right half of the painting. West uses a tinted blue for a heavier, warm color in the upper left sides of the painting, therefore, unifying its background. Evocative feelings create the facial expressions of the
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