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.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Death of Socrates

This painting by Jacques-Louis David is an oil painting.  It is a representational painting in that it records an event that took place several thousand years earlier.  The content is not at all complex.  The subject matter tells you that a person's death has occurred.  The message relays that this is no ordinary death.  The iconography is that it is horrific because a great leader has died.  This painting ultimately serves as a medium for putting the death of Socrates in perspective.

Mike Rizzi


  1. This one really stood out to me after I went on the Google site you recommended. Glad to hear it is one of your favorites.


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