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 29, 2012
This piece of art is known as Head III and is by Francis Bacon who was an English artist during the twentieth century. The painting is of a english man's head but with a violent twist. The artists obsession with flesh, violence and movement really shows through this painting. It has a naturalistic aspect because of the certain features of the face but also has an abstract aspect with the sense of movement of flesh. The focal point of the painting is in what is known as the "dead spot" and the amount of negative space draws the attention straight to the main figure.