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The painter and photographer are very different yet closely related professions hobbies etc A painter is an artist who illustrates through the use of various media his emotions perceptions etc And a photographer simply takes pictures of what he sees and deems worthy of remembering A photographer captures moments in time tangible fractures of memories History as an area of Knowledge is the study of significant past events and circumstances that may or may not have an effect on our present lives But have one-way or the other affected humanity A Historian is one who collects and evaluates data from the past and processes it into historical information In this way they are able to draw conclusions and inferences A painting is interpreted in many different ways depending on the viewers perception It adds aspects through the strategic planning of certain elements such as color line movement and perspective A self-explanatory depiction of events people etc A photograph on the other hand is copied a bland recollection of occurrences vulnerable to the viewers perceptions and whose real purpose is known to the photographer alone However in terms o credibility a photograph is a more accurate form of recording the past than a painting A painting is often subject to far more manipulation for example the painting of napoleon crossing the Alps Napoleon is depicted magnificently emanating a strong aura of power wealth and great triumph upon a white stallion Unfortunately this painting is a blatant lie and perfect examples of how history is manipulated by artist because in true fact Napoleon crossed the Alps on a donkey Personally I feel the historian behaves like both the painter and the photographer in the sense that he uses factual historical evidence and then uses his artistic skills-perception and imagination to create a picture of past events The sources he uses to interpret the past can also represent saved fragments of time that are pieced together by the
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