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Imperial Art Appreciation: Red

Imperial Art Appreciation: Red

Posted to Flickr on 03 August 2009. Part of the Stormtroopers series.

"Good morning, stormtrooper cadets. Welcome to your first day of Art Appreciation at the Death Star Academy. Let’s get started."

"Red. Red is an intensive, evocative, and powerful color. What sorts of things do we think of when we think of red? Love. Fire. Anger. Passion. Lord Vader’s lightsaber. These are all important things … to be avoided at all costs! Stay focused on your duties gentlemen, and stay away from anything red, and you’ll do well for the Empire!"

Today’s lesson: Anything red is going to leave a nasty burn … or worse.

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Part of my Stormtroopers and Imperial Art Appreciation series.

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The stormtrooper is the elite soldier of the Imperial forces in the Star Wars universe. They typically wear white armor and helmets and are armed with blasters. Imperial stormtroopers were first depicted in the film Star Wars (1977). As shown in the Star Wars prequels Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005), the stormtroopers were preceeded by the clone troopers, an army of soldiers cloned from the bounty hunter Jango Fett and loyal to Emperor Palpatine. In many ways stormtroopers are an iconic symbol of the Galactic Empire.


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