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Artistic Medium Analysis

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  1. Artistic Medium Analysis Portrayal of Women in WWII Images

  2. Title: Rosie the RiveterArtist: J. Howard MillerYear: 1942Medium: Poster Print

  3. Key Images/Words/Phrases? • “We Can Do It!” • Strong Woman • Dressed as Factory Worker • Attitude Toward Subject Matter? • Women are as capable as men • Positive/optimistic • What is Missing? • What can “we” do? • Why is this an issue?

  4. WWII Pinup Girls Title: “Little Gem” pin-up Artist: Unknown Year: 1940s (WWII Era) Medium: U.S. Fighter Planes

  5. Key Images/Words/Phrases? • Front of fighter jet • Man painting • Scantily clad “army” woman • Pretty young woman • Attitude Toward Subject Matter? • Women objectified • Good luck? (“Little Gem”) • What is Missing? • The rest of her clothing • Who is the woman?

  6. Conclusions Women in the WWII era were depicted very differently, depending on the artist. The “Rosie” movement began the push for women’s rights. Rosie gave Americans a view of women that was new and different than the “Little Gem” and inspired women across the country to pursue new endeavors.