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.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
the human head
This sculpture I saw in Venice, Italy; it was placed at the entrance of a church. It is meant to have ugly or scary features to scare away bad spirits from entering the church. I believe it is a stylized piece of work because it does not represent an actual person. The sculpture contains simplified features and could be anyone. It followed a set of rules to serve a particular purpose (being to scare spirits). It does not depict an actual person.