Interpretation of Painting "The Bataan Death March " by Ben Steele

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1. Problem 2

2. Intention

3. Ben Steele

4. Artist

4.1. Ben steele was born in 1917 and grew up in Montana's eastern plain. In 1940,he joined the army corps and was shipped to the Philipines

5. Emotion & Feelings

6. Context/ Story Background

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6.3. Source 3

6.4. The reason he drew was to occupy himself from his sickness(dysentery, pneumonia, malaria, blood poisoning and beri beri). He was so sick that he thought that he was going crazy and wanted to do something to occupy himself, thus drawing on the floor. He was first inspired by his home state of Montana. The reason why he felt that his drawing of the death march were most important was because he felt obliged for those went through the death march and he felt that he had to illustrate what went on. He wanted to tell the story of how the prisoners were treated. These paintings

7. Objects & Surroundings

8. People