Essay on Rhetorical Analysis Of ' The Young Beggar '

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Rhetorical Analysis Proposal of The Young Beggar
Spanish artist Bartolomé Esteban Murillo painted The Young Beggar in 1650. The painting depicts the life of a young, poverty stricken Spaniard orphan delousing himself inside of a dilapidated building. Bartolomé was an artist from Seville, Spain during the Golden Age of the country. He was generally a more religious artist, but during 1642, he traveled to Madrid, where Spanish artists Velázquez and Zurbarán heavily influenced him. The creation of realistic art by those two artists impacted Murillo’s own art. The realism in his art, due to Velázquez and Zurbarán, combined with the rampant poverty in his hometown led Murillo to start painting everyday people who were impacted by poverty. An interesting thing that happened in his life that caused a slight shift in his subjects and style of painting was the death of four of his kids in 1649 by the plague. It is believed that The Young Beggar was painted during 1645 to around 1650, so the death of his children may have led to a change in subject for his art.
The artwork, The Young Beggar, is currently housed in the Department of Paintings: Spanish Paintings in The Louvre, though the artwork was created in Seville, Spain. Murillo produced this piece of art during a time of both extreme wealth and high economic crisis and poverty. Because of this, poverty is the main aspect of this piece of art and the artist examines it in various ways. Murillo employs the use of chiaroscuro…

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