Stylistic analysis of Alfred Leslie's famous painting: the thirteen americans

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The painting I have chosen to carry out a stylistic analysis on is 'Thirteen Americans' by Alfred Leslie. The painting is larger than any that I have previously studied. Its grand size is important because it certainly contributes to the effect of the painting. The effect is overwhelming and intimidating as the painting shows a group of life-size people staring directly at the viewer. The scale of the painting and its individual components is definitely …

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…and satisfying. It is the kind of painting that everybody can relate to, as it seems to have some underlying idea of equality. The artist's choice of painting this painting on such a large scale is also very significant to the painting as it helps us in understanding the importance of these people who are depicted on a life-size scale. In conclusion, the artist is successful in lending an extremely realistic effect to his painting.