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.