The Chess Game By Sofonisba Anguisola Analysis

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The Chess Game by Sofonisba Anguisola is a painting that was made using oil on canvas and it was completed in the year 1555. I choose to write about this painting because I can see a story unfold based on the girls’ facial expressions. Although it is the oldest painting of the group, the painting spoke to me and I immediately envisioned how I could answer this prompt. Also, Diego Rivera’s Sugar Cane came in second place but I wanted to challenge myself and describe something foreign to me since I had already described Rivera’s painting, Corn Harvest in the past assignment. There are four females in the picture. Starting from right to left, we see the servant. Her skin has a yellow tint, making it darker than the rest. She has wrinkles on her forehead and crow’s feet by her eyes. She is wearing no makeup; her small lips have no color. Her hair is parted down the middle and it fades from gray to black. She has a …show more content…
As I was on my way I began to reflect on my childhood. My family was incredibly poor. I was the eldest of five and I practically didn’t have a childhood as I had to take care of my siblings while my parents scrambled to make a living. We were so poor that the closest I got to an orchestra was the sound of my stomach grumbling from hunger. Somehow we managed to survive but I look back at my long life and feel unaccomplished. I am easily amazed at how fortunate these young girls are. Their fancy gowns are the talk of the town. The other girls are jealous of their good lucks and eloquence; admittedly, so am I. I am now 63 years old and I don’t think I have ever truly felt beautiful in my entire life. I am also envious over the fact that these young girls even have toys to play with. My family could never afford such a luxury! What a joke that would have been! When I was a child there was no such thing as fun, we only

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