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.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
A-Head of the Game
The French artist known as Shaka portrays the human head in an interesting fashion. To create her 3d paintings she begins by sculpting right onto the canvas. She then covers the raised portions with layers of paint to create the unique effect. By using actual texture as well as sculpture combined with painting Shaka has created a piece that really "comes alive". The abstractness of the shapes that the colors create on the face make it difficult to determine how realistic one might consider this work.