1.1 [Assignments] Memorial Comparison

Compare and Contrast Maya Lin’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial with Frederick Hart’s Three Soldiers. How do each of these monuments refer to the war? What images of the war, politically and emotionally, are being presented to the viewer? What ideologies are being communicated, if at all?

Be sure and discuss the formal differences such as the artists’ choice of representational vs. non-representational style and composition.

Here are links on Lin and Hart which describe how each artist interprets his/her vision, goal and style for the monuments:

Lin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_V1grA-SFQ&feature=related

Hart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTM80srWFpo

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