Study the following drawing carefully and write an essay in which you should
1) describe the drawing,
2) interpret its meaning,and
3) support your view with examples.
You should write about 200 words neatly on ANSWER SHEET 2.(20 points)
Section Ⅳ Writing
In the picture presented to us, there is a boy running on annular tracks and reaching the finishing line. Heavily sweating as he is, a happy smile hangs on his lips. However, as an arrow marked “End” points on the finishing line, there occurs another arrow marked with “Beginning”.
Though this picture only describes a runner who is going to start a new run after reaching the finishing line, yet it demonstrates a universal law that governs the development of mankind. In other words, if we want to make constant progress we must keep forging ahead instead of resting on laurels. Robertson once said, “Whenever he is satisfied with what he does, he has reached his culminating point—he will progress no more.”
This reminds me of Picasso, whose works greatly influenced the path of 20thcentury art. But what has impressed me most is not the notable success he has achieved but his enterprising spirit. Besides “the greatest artist of the 20th century”, he is acclaimed as “the youngest artist in the world” because he unremittingly pursued and explored new styles of painting all his life. After producing his most famous postimpressionist style, he later developed many other styles and even at the last moment of his life he was producing a new painting.