Monday, March 5, 2012
This masterpiece that is named David, done by Michelangelo was created during the Renassiance around 1501-1504. This piece is idolized by all of the world because it is so incredibly realistic for the era that it was created in. Up until this point people of that age had never seen such amazing features on a statue before. If you think about the difficulty that it must have taken to create this statue with such life like features at that time with very limited tools is just mind blowing. Reasons such as these prove why Michelangelo a true artist and this piece is a masterpiece. Even if a piece was created today it would be hard to duplicate the realistic features as Michelangelo did. This piece will live on into infamy for those exact reason.
The artwork that I chose for this weeks blog is a picture of arguably the most iconic sports figure of all-time. I chose the star basketball player Michael Jordan. He is one of the most easily recognized sports figures across the world. In this specific picture, the representational style that is used is realistic, yet extremely abstract. It is realistic because it is an actual picture of Michael Jordan. It is also abstract because his face is made up of all the newspaper headlines that were about him while he led the Chicago Bulls to numerous championships.
Here is his website, he has many other amazing art pieces that include the theme we are following: heads.
This is a drawing of Willie Nelson. This image is definitely realistic. If this picture had color it would have fooled me that it was in fact a drawing. The detail in this picture is amazing. The shading of his skin up against his white beard really makes all the details pop. You can see all the wrinkles in his face and every piece of beard, and eyebrow hair. I also really like this piece of art because of the fact that Willie is the center of the work and takes up almost the entire view. There is such little background or negative space, that you really get to enjoy to drawing not unused space.
Sunday, March 4, 2012