Monday, November 14, 2011

Rocket To The Moon

Romare Bearden was a famous African American artist, and this is one of his well known collages "Rocket To The Moon".  It is a collage that depicts people living in the slums, at first it looks like many have happy faces and it looks like they are having fun.  But then you can see the grim worried faces of the other people in the collage.  And at the top, almost like it should not be there, you see a rocket ship.  What this collage represents is how the country, in the past, spent all of its efforts into advances in technology and warfare.  All the while leaving the problems the people of society faces behind.