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, March 21, 2012
This work is called "Persona" by JD Hillberry. He created the piece using pencil, including the background and tape. The style of this work is called "Trompe L'Oeil" which means "to deceive the eye" in French. MC Escher is known for using this kind of illusion in many of his works. This image is very life-like because of the light and dark values the pencil creates that show depth and shadows. It looks as if there is an actual person putting their eye through a hole in the picture, but it is just an illusion the artist creates by using darker values. You can see every detail of his face, hands and hair that really bring this picture to life.