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In this writing assignment we were asked to argue if something evil can simultaneously be beautiful. Specifically, we had to respond to Mary Devereaux’s essay: “Beauty and Evil: Leni Riefenstahl’s Triumph of the Will”. Triumph of the Will is a Nazi propaganda movie from 1935. 

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  by Rose Carroll.

"Blue Boat #1" photo by Rose Carroll, all rights reserved.

“Blue Boat #1” photo by Rose Carroll, all rights reserved.

In this photo series I was particularly interested in reflection, repetition, and color.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Blue Boat #3" photo by Rose Carroll, all rights reserved.

“Blue Boat #3” photo by Rose Carroll, all rights reserved.

Reflection of the boats in the water, repetition of the color through the series, and the vivid splotches of color of the boats against the water and architecture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Blue Boat #2" photo by Rose Carroll, all rights reserved.

“Blue Boat #2” photo by Rose Carroll, all rights reserved.

Self portrait 2012

Self portrait 2012

I took my first drawing class as a freshman in college. The final assignment was to draw your self portrait from a candid photograph. To try and create a realistic depiction, I used a grid on both the photograph and the drawing. The grids were proportional through a specific ratio. I decided to keep the grid partially visible so as to show a contrast between the first and last step of the drawing.