Analysis Of Frank Romero's 'Going To The Olympics'

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In Frank Romero 's mural, "Going to the Olympics, 1984," it consists of five cars driving in a single file line towards the 1984 Olympics that was held in Los Angeles with hearts appearing above each vehicle, two gentlemen are wrestling in the sky next to a blimp that says "a good year" on it and a horse. The corner of the mural has a stamp on it and on the other side what looks to be an iron. The backdrop is saturated with Los Angeles trademark palm trees under the orange sky. The hearts situated on each the cars could represent Los Angeles ' love for cars and our passion for extensive adventures. The palm trees in the backdrop could possibly represent, though a bit farfetched, our natural way of life and how we view the world from our own …show more content…
In the mural the very first thing that people would see would be the cars themselves, since the mural is relatively tall and is located on the side of a freeway which allows the drivers passing by to relate to the art piece, this in the end evokes the idea that this metropolitan city of Los Angeles is a haven town and should be recognized as a very beautiful city. Cars are a very important way of life here in the modern era, especially in a huge city such as this, and providing the audience with dynamic colors and a pristine and relatable setting really does set the bar for what and how the city of Los Angeles is defined. Though a big indicator of the car culture that exists in the big metropolitan city of Los Angeles in the mural would be the hearts situated on top of each car and the diversity of cars found in the painting each with its own unique color. However it can be said that the mural does not focus entirely on the cars, but on the spirit of the Angelenos. Which can be refuted by the fact that this mural was painting on the side of a freeway and was intentionally made to be viewed by the drivers which only reinforces the car culture that exists there. All in all, the mural 's contents can infer that Los Angeles holds the title of having the biggest car culture in the world and should be recognized for

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