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FC: Kelly Strock Photography Exploration Assignment Sociology 155 M. Bonanni | 10.10.10
1: Photo 1 | Leonardo da Vinci The Last Supper c. 1495-98 | Picture from the book History of Art: The Western Tradition Sixth Edition Page 433 by: Janson & Janson | This painting impacts numerous individuals everyday. It is such a strong piece representing strong religious views, comfort and great ideals of all High Renaissance paintings. This painting is hung in homes all over and brings peace and reassurance to those homes. I know that both sets of my grandparents have a copy of this painting hanging in their dining rooms.
2: Photo 2 | Leonardo da Vinci Mona Lisa c. 1503-5 | Picture from the book History of Art: The Western Tradition Sixth Edition Page 434 by: Janson & Janson | This mysteriously smiling woman is recognized over the world by all who view it. The painting itself tells us a lot about da Vinci as a painter. Today you can see this painting rendered in good and bad ways; unfortunately I have seen mustaches and other things drawn on to make it more comical. The funny part is that everyone can tell you her name but i bet that no one can tell you who she is or what her importance was.
3: Photo 3 | Unknown Photographer Twin Towers Under Attack c. 2001 | Picture from the website:americagetinvolved.blogspot.com 10.8.10 | The terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 will always be remembered as such an important date in history and how much it changed and affected people in society. It became such a monumental date in time that children's history books' already include this event so that they can learn about it in school. I know personally I will never forget, I had a good friend there that day; luckily she was ok.
4: Photo 4 | Unknown Photographer Kiss c. 2007 | Picture from the website: http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2010/01/28/madonna_aamp_britney_spears_land_top_kis 10.8.10 | The kiss heard around the world. Britney Spears and Madonna locked lips on the MTV Awards in 2007; shocking all and creating a huge media extravaganza for months, even years later. Socially this event impacted numerous, especially the tabloids who had a great topic to exploit for awhile. It became so popular that it got voted top kiss of the decade!
5: Photo 5 | Unknown Photographer President Barack Obama c. 2008-9 | Picture from the website: http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/president-obama 10.9.10 | The 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama. He in himself is socially impacting. He promised a lot of things to the people and delivered a great campaign. Oh, and did I mention that he made history by being the first 'black' president? This past election brought out numerous more voters than usual including tons of African Americans.