Roger Shimomura
4 décembre, 2016 @ 6:02 Non classé

Roger Shimomura is an American artist. He painted a lot of paints like « Remember Pearl Harbour » and « Not Pearl Harbour » in 2003

shimo_remember_pearl_harbor

On the first paint, we can see an elderly American woman and a younger Japanese pilot. He has got yellow skin and slanting eyes. Indeed, the Japanese soldier is domineering thus threatening both the old lady and the viewer. The woman felt threatened and she’s looking upward. There is a contrast between the yellow and the dark to show the opposition with the good and the evil. The artist’s goal is to show the atmosphere at the time in the USA and to denounce the way Americans viewed the Japanese people as dangerous people.

shimo_not_pearl_harbor

On the second paint, there are Asians faces with enormous teeth, an exaggerated large smile, slanting and mean looking eyes. The artist illustrates in a comic-book style. The airplanes refer to World War II and the attack on Pearl Harbour. We can think that the artist wanted to bind this paint to the attack on the World Trade centre Twin Towers on September 11th, 2001 because the 3 characters look like Arabs. It is nevertheless necessary to understand that Roger is an artist who wants to cause and to make laugh in order to say something concrete.

 

 

-maria1004
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  1. Owen
    5 décembre, 2016 | 19 h 10 min | #1

    I LOOOVE THESE PAINTS

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    • maria1004
      5 décembre, 2016 | 19 h 45 min | #2

      I also love! Roger Shimomura is my favorite artist!!

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