The very dark color and the suits in


The Martin Luther King Sculpture

                     The art work that I chose to
work on is “I the martin Luther king sculpture’ .The sculpture was made out of a
wood and was created by an African American artist, Josef shallow in the years
of 1934. The art work is now located at the African American museum in Dallas .The
art work, is a figural sculpture of the Doctor Martin Luther king. The
sculpture is in square and circle shape the color of it art comes out like
black brown, black, and beige, the statue is a figural sculpture of the Martin
Luther king .I cannot see the full body but once I get closer to the to it, I
can see that he was wearing a suit and a tight under the suit he got on a brown
shirt and tight. His face look brown and his eyes, hair and beard were all
painted in a very dark color and the suits in a black brown color. Moreover, under
the sculpture there is his name written “Doctor King”  .The art work show calm in is face .The figure
is also  a representation of  some sort of hope .I believe the art work is
about the story the of martin Luther king who was a socialist, pastor  and a civil right activist who was leading the
civil right  movement in the United
states  from the year night teen fifty
four till his death.  .He played a very
important role in the story of the United States. , he believed in equality and
human right for people of all color. However he was fishing  mostly for , people of color , since they
were being treated unfairly .Martin Luther king also wanted he wanted  the American society to invited regardless of
color , or races ,he gave the iconic ‘ I have a dream speech ‘ which predicted
that the united states will have a black president one day .Doctor king was fighting
against violence .he was a peaceful protestor , he was not protecting in a
violent way , because he did not believe that violence was s the answer to
freedom .martin Luther king is now considered like a hero in the united states

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message that I am
receiving from this art work is a message of gratitude an pride .I believe the artist
was trying to honor martin liter king trough his art .he wanted to thank him
for everything that he did for the community, also he want to make sure that
even though his dead, that people will still remembering him by looking at this
art work.

artist uses implies lines to direct the viewer eyes around the art work .He uses
many lines to bring out all the future shown on this art such as hair beard eyebrows,
and tight of martin Luther king .Also he used a heated to wood to help bring
out skin color of the art .the artist used abut tree color in this art which
was, black, brown and beige. On the bottom of the work the black color helped
to created his hair and  brown color is
what he used to give for the skin color and his suit .he used the being color
for to bring out the color of his eyes .He used several shapes to help created
the carving ,these shapes are; circle square and rectangle for example, the
head of art his circle so he used the circle form was to help create his head
and the square form to shape his face since , martin had a square shape types
of face. The Artist used the rectangle to help created his upper body to give
from to his shoulder neck and the suits he was wearing .the painting of martin Luther
king was painted on a surface looks so that it can be simple form.

                  The elements that the artist use on
this sculpture are regularly reputed .from the line to the texture .He used the
lines multiple times to help to enhance the beauty of the art work for example
he use several lines to help create the brows, hair, and beard, he used the texture
multiple time to bring out the look of martin Luther .The color are not repeated
he used multiple

 Colors to help viewer to see the difference
between the face and the cloths that martin Luther king was wearing. When it
comes to form, he used difference form, from circle to rectangular to help
shape his upper body. For example, his head looks circle, and his face look
rectangular and the body look square he used different elements to create this sculpture,
such as, oil paint to bring out the shine. He used the heated wood to help
shape and black paint for his hair also and being an brown .he balanced
different types of element to give sense of his art .the focal point of thus
art work is the forehead, the eyes and the mouth of martin Luther king because those
are is the first things I notice when I first saw the art.


              The work that chose is art
created by African American artist ,located at the African American museum .I
think the work fits in with the other work at  the African American museum because the art work
located at the museum are about African American. Next, is because Martin Luther
King was a very important figure for the black community therefore, the museum
will always have some of his work there I think the artist intention is
definitely to honor martin Luther for everything that he has done for African American
community he wanted people to remember him and continue to celebrate his life
and legacy of the man who brought peace and hope to the American society.


                    My personal  response as not changed , I like the way the
artist put every elements together to bring out this sculpture from lines to
texture the sculpture really do look like martin Luther king .The statue
represent a lot that I am fully explain .it is a representation of hope, change,
and freedom .I  am happy that The artist
Joseph Shallow made this art because, I was not born yet when Martin Luther
king was fighting for peace he did but because the art, today I can look at the
status and see how he looked like. Also I like the fact that artist vision and
purpose was to help people like us learn about him and his work