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 sculpture is called "Mask II" made by artist Ron Mueck. It is simply a sleeping man's head lying on its side. This piece was meant to be extremely realistic considering he represented an actual person: himself. He made sure to include every hair, vain, stress line, and point on his face to make his art come to life. If you look closely, you can see the immense detail, such as the teeth in his almost closed mouth. However, he played with abstraction by altering the size of the art to make a statement/impact. This sculpture is as tall as your average human. But still, it's tremendous how real it looks. A person was quoted saying, "Stand beside it for a moment, and you'll swear you can hear him snore".