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, February 28, 2012
This representation of a head is Medusa by Bernini. This particular piece is idealized because it is not particularly unique in features and she has the hair of snakes, just like her legend. Also, she is a mythical figure which means that she would be an idealized person to recreate because the idea of Medusa is supported by a set of ideas and beliefs. Her face is very smooth and does not have imperfection, making it not an entirely realistic piece. This representation is not unlike the other Greek representations of mythical beings with its minimal imperfections and almost inhuman-like qualities.