Student’s Name Course and Code Tutor Date The tragedy is one of the famous paintings by Pablo Picasso and was displayed at the National Gallery of Art in Washington District of Colombia. The Picasso painting depicted a man woman and child by the sea show. The tragedy portrayed was not clear but it had a melancholy mood. Oedipus the king is a tragedy by Sophocles who was a play writer in the ancient Greek. It is a story of King Oedipus of the city of Thebes as he discerns that he unknowingly killed King Laius who was his father and married Queen Jacosta who was her mother. This two are different media each having its themes but some may be similar and some depression and stress. The residents of the city of Thebes suffer a plague for the action of one man. Their land is left bare and their women too. Their suffering continued until the murderer of King Laius was found and normalcy was regained. Though ‘The Tragedy' and Oedipus the King' are different forms/medias of art they are seen to portray different themes and some of which have a similarity. These themes are evidently portrayed in their respective form of art thus enabling us to compare them up to a certain degree. But in comparing it is also seen that text art have more distinct themes whereas in portrait art the artist leaves you to come up with your interpretation based on your understanding. [...]
In at least five hundred words, write an essay that compares and contrasts related themes in Picasso's The Tragedy and Sophocles's Oedipus the King. Begin by identifying at least two common themes. Then compare and contrast how each work addresses the theme. Analyze what is included, as well as what is left out of each composition. Include specific examples from the text or painting of how its medium communicates its ideas.