Pocahontas and John Smith

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Pocahontas and John Smith Pocahontas is set in 1607, just as a new age of exploration has begun. A group of British adventurers led by the greedy governor of the Virginia Company, John Ratcliffe, and including a fearless soldier named John Smith, have set sail for the New World aboard The Susan Constant, seeking gold and other treasures. Meanwhile, in Virginia, a beautiful young Native American woman named Pocahontas, the daughter of Chief Powhatan. The type of painting is made of oil canvas. The painting shows a lot of hate and love. I believe that the subject of the painting is justice and mercy because on the top of the painting is the king of the tribe. He shows leadership, order, and power. His people around him look up…show more content…
The work is very well put together. The only thing that I don’t understand in the picture is the little guy on the bottom left that is positioned in a weird way and it looks like theirs no point for him to be there. Unless the artist is also trying to show how the tribe looked like back in those days. Focusing on John Smith, Pocahontas, and the tribe. Overall, the artist does a very well job oil painting a part of the story of Pocahontas and John Smith. The colors makes it understand who is standing out more in the painting and what the conflict is. I don’t believe it is trying to specifically trying to show if it is either good or evil. It is trying to explain between justice and mercy.

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