Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Boxer Rebellion - 1983

This is one painting of many from the extremely talented Jean Michel Basquiat. This painting is called Boxer Rebellion, it was a canvas that he completed in 1983. I find it very intriguing that in a lot of his pieces he uses words and poems. His neo-expressionist/graffiti style work allows for his words to have a purpose. His words vary in meaning, they could say what was currently going on in society, or they could be explaining the injustices that he was facing in that time, or even just how he was feeling. Like the word in the top right corner, all of his works are pure. They are pure and raw. You could tell by the technique that he uses that there is emotion behind each detail of these works.

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