Execrable Human Traffick, Or The Affectionate Slaves

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What is art? Art can be presented in different ways such as painting, music and poetry in people’s daily life. Art which is presenting around people keeps changing over the time because when students study at the classroom, those desks and tables which they use are artworks. But when students look at their shoes, those shoes they wear are also art. Therefore, art is in a constant state of change and nobody can exactly define what art is. But artwork shares the same concept—art is form and content. Art presents in certain structures—visual, verbal and vocal—and it is full of content—meaningful. Based on the information from the internet, Martin Heidegger “have interpreted art as the means by which a community develops …show more content…
In the painting “Execrable Human Traffick, or The Affectionate Slaves,” at the middle of the section, it shows that a European is speaking with a black man who wears a straw hat and earring. Moreover, standing next to that black man, a young African boy works as an assistant. The reason that the black man and the young boy do not get controlled by those Europeans is because the black man works as an agent to help the Europeans to put those Africans into the slavery circumstance. Therefore, the Europeans do not treat that black man and young boy as other Africans because this black man help them to make more profit. In his book A People’s History of the United States, Zinn states that “slavery was immensely profitable to some master. James Madison told a British visitor shortly after the American Revolution that he could make $257 on every Negro in a year, and spend only $12 or $13 on his keep.” Obviously, the slavery provides the enormous profit to slave traders and slaveholders. As a consequence, slave traders are desired to have someone just like the black agent who can help them to process the slave trade more effective and easily. In this case, this section articulates that slave traders will use any method to maximize their profit even though they need to exploit Africans …show more content…
In this painting “Execrable Human Traffick, or The Affectionate Slaves,” the medium—the oil on canvas—is used when creating this work of art. Based on the information from the internet, using this technique, this painting can please audience’s eye because “strokes of oil paint dry more slowly, they can be easily blended with each other, providing a softer merging of one tone into the next.” Moreover, because the oil paint makes the color blend in with other colors easily, this painting “lionize the great of the world or extol the principles of religion.” Besides, this painting is adequate to represent a concept—to arouse the public against the slavery—because the medium have some essential effects to the visual point of

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