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Imperial Art Appreciation: Orange

Imperial Art Appreciation: Orange

Posted to Flickr on 04 August 2009. Part of the Stormtroopers series.

"Cadets, have you read chapter two of your Art Appreciation text? I hope so because now we’re going to study the color orange."

"Who doesn’t love orange? Orange is the color of enthusiasm, of energy, of a "get-things-done" attitude. And orange fruit is delicious!"

"But in contrast, orange is also the color of things that are fading, run-down, or ‘past their prime,’ such as sunsets, autumn leaves, or rusted metal. It is for this reason that the weak-minded sandtroopers wear the color orange, because … um … ah … okay … I see the headmaster is motioning me to move on …."

Today’s lesson: If you don’t pass this class, you may soon be wearing orange.

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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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