Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Jean Michel Basquiat

The image I chose from Jean Michael Basquiats artwork is the image Gravestone which was created in 1987. I feel this piece is really powerful and I like the fact he chose vibrant colors, but they fade into the colors of the wood he used for the art. I also feel the choice of using wood was interesting and unexpected, especially considering the piece is called Gravestone. I also find it ironic that this piece with it's ominous name referencing death came out a year before he died of his overdose, which I feel like makes the piece so much more beautiful and captivating. 

-Megan McCarthy

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