Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Jean Michel Basquiat

This painting is called "The Field Next to the Other Road," 1981. Basquiat was inspired by his trip to Italy. The painting itself is soaked in pastel beige with his trademark red and black colors. The painting was sold in New York in 2015, for $33 million. I really liked this painting because he chose to use different colors on the cow than what is normally seen. I also thought it was interesting that the person in the painting has the cow on the lease as if it they were going for a walk on the field. I was curious to know why there is a grey background behind the man and why the sun has no color? Overall, I thought this painting was unique.

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