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Justice painting by Edward Simmons in The Devil\'s Advocate movie
Justice, Edward Simmons
Movie: The Devil's Advocate
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cast: Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron, Jeffrey Jones, Judith Ivey, Connie Nielsen, Craig T. Nelson, Tamara Tunie, George Wyner
actors in scene: Keanu Reeves, George Wyner
country (movie): USA, Germany
genres: thriller
director: Taylor Hackford
writers: Tony Gilroy, Jonathan Lemkin
time of scene: 00:14:31
release year: 1997
painting title: Justice
author: Edward Simmons
date of creation: 1894
style: Symbolism
size: large
artist's country: USA
room: other
room colors: white, brown
theme: allegory
color: white, creamy
additional description:
NYC CRIMINAL COURT, NEW YORK COUNTY
This picture of Lady Justice painted by Edward Simmons reflects the tremendous change that was taking place in American society in the 19th century. Women were perceived as pillars of stability, 'repositories of moral and cultural authority.' Simmons rejected the blindfold, stating that 'In a glorious democracy [Justice] should be clear eyed.' He also rejected the imagery of the balanced scales, stating that, '[Justice] carried the scales for weighing the facts offered, and as either innocence or guilt must predominate or there is no decision, the pans were uneven.' [Bailey Van Hook, Angles of Art 123 (1996)]
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