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Imperial Art Appreciation: Black

Imperial Art Appreciation: Black

Posted to Flickr on 09 August 2009. Part of the Stormtroopers series.

"Cadets, I know you are very eager for your next mission, but let’s stay focused on these last two chapters of your Art Appreciation text. I will be brief but thorough."

"Chapter eight is about the color black. Black is the most powerful color. It is often used to signify something classic, intelligent, formal, or elegant. Of course the blackness of space is all around us. And the color also symbolizes rebellion, mystery, sorrow, and death."

"Some say black is the combination of all colors together. Others say black is the absence of color. I say … Lord Vader and the Emperor both wear black, and that’s really all that matters. Black is all about power, cadets."

Today’s lesson: Look down at what you’re wearing. If it’s not black, you’re not in charge.

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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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