Each week will have a theme or a question that relates to the course content. Every student will contribute one blog post per week, due by 11:59 pm on the Monday night before class. Your posts should include images, a short text, and your name.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Beauty in art
I really like this piece of art called "Farmer and Bird" and I think it shows the beauty in human nature. When you quickly look at the picture, you think "that is a rough looking guy- he is not what one would think of as beautiful" but when you look closer, you see in his hands how gentle he is cupping a baby bird, the baby bird that the mother is looking over his shoulder at. In all, what I get from the picture is the message that one shouldn't judge others based on their appearance because outward appearance does not necessarily mirror that person's inner beauty. He is being especially careful and gentle with the baby bird and that is why I find this piece of Normal Rockwell's work especially endearing and beautiful. It is a universal message about human nature.