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.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Human Head

This self portrait of the artist Paul Cezanne can be considered both realistic and idealistic.  It is realistic because the painting is of a specific person.  You can tell that the painting is not just a reproduced picture of any face because it has distinct features.  It is idealistic though because the features appear to be perfect.  For example, in the man’s beard there does not seem to be a hair out of place. 

1 comment:

  1. It's interesting that you see this as idealistic. Remember idealized supports a belief system of a society/group. Think about some of the idealized faces we saw in class- heroic, strong and not based on a real person. This- because it is a self portrait- is hard to classify in the idealized category.


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