Throughout history, two prominent figures by the .
name of George stand out: A pioneer of democracy and .
the first president of the United States, George .
Washington and the king of England, George the III. .
During their climax, a picture was painted of each. .
These paintings feature different backgrounds, attire, .
and showcase symbolism.
Both paintings have similar backgrounds. There .
are huge columns in both, these suggest that they were .
in large buildings. Red drapes hang from the ceilings .
also, showing wealth. Both George the III and George .
Washington are standing on elaborate oriental rugs. .
These rugs were only owned by very wealthy people .
and were well made.
While the paintings" backgrounds are very similar, .
the clothing is not. King George the III is showing off .
exquisite gold color clothes and a white-spotted robe. .
He bears a large gold chain on his neck which represent .
his high ranking position. Washington sports a plain .
black suit that is not flashy like George the III. He .
holds a sword in one hand.
There is much symbolism in both paintings.
The way George the III stands with his elbow poked .
out is supercilious and shows that he is superior to .
everyone. His stance is elevated and high. George .
Washington stance is level, and he extends his hand as .
a welcome. Neither George Washington nor King .
George the III look directly ahead, instead their focus .
appears to be slightly to the left. In King George's .
painting all the attention is diverted to him because of .
his clothes" bright colors and the dim background. .
Washington's painting is the exact opposite with him .
being dark the background being bright. This scene .
diverted the attention to the background, and out the .
open window. The blue sky symbolizes the new land, .
America, and it's opportunity. There is a rainbow .
outside the window, this shows the diversity of America.
The paintings of King George the III and George .
Washington were very much the same.