Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Jean Michel Basquiat

      I chose this piece titled "50 cent Piece" because of how much is going on at once. Not only is the piece composed of different images from people, to objects, to words, but Basquiat also used a wide variety of media in this piece. He used acrylic, charcoal, crayon, pastel and pencil in order to create this piece. The words and images on the drawing are also of a wide variety from pop culture references to history. There is no doubt that there is a lot going on in this piece but that is what makes it so captivating. Whether Basquiat does it deliberately or not, his pieces cause the viewer to stop and stare for a while in order to take in each part that makes up the entire drawing. Basquiat is truly a unique artist because all of the different media and subject matter he puts into this piece

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