Art Criticism Assessment. Keller Hyllebgerg 8 th Grade Griffin Middle School. Alexandre Hogue “ Drouth Stricken Area ” oil on canvas , 1934. Description.
Keller Hyllebgerg 8th Grade
Griffin Middle School
In the painting, “A Drouth Stricken Area” Alexandre Hogue uses oil on canvas. In the center of the composition there is a broken windmill and behind it, rolling sandy hills hide about half of a little farm house. On the left side of the painting there is a cow that is very bony and on the opposite side of the painting there is a vulture perched on a wooden beam, staring directly at the cow as if he is just waiting for it to die so he can swoop in for a meal.
I think that “A Drouth Stricken Area” is supposed to portray an area that has been affected by a drought. There is no water in the painting, it all looks very dry like a dessert, and that cow looks like it is struggling for life. Those are all of the types of things that you will see in an actual area that is harmed by a drought. I feel that the artist was trying to inform others of how bad it can get when water is scarce.
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