Raymond Pettibon's Art Analysis

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The art 21 episode I watched was called “humor”. It really showcased some interesting and peculiar artists; the third artist that was shown in the episode was Raymond Pettibon. He was born in Tucson, Arizona on June 16th, 1957. Before he made a career for himself as a professional artist he was a high school teacher, but realized that art was his passion and thought choosing art was a better career choice. In Pettibon’s art it consists of drawing and writing, and he likes to have pieces that require both of these aspects. In his pieces there is a disparity between the images and his words. Pettibon’s friend said that Raymond has a broad range artistically and I do say I have to agree, from his political satire and cartoon like drawings, to him drawing things such as trains, baseball players and other drawing not mentioned in the video shows how diverse Pettibon can be. He even stated in the video that the way he thinks, talks, and writes do not have …show more content…
One similarity I noticed is that both of the artists draw from an emotional stand point and I believe that that really shines throughout their pieces. Another similarity I noticed is that both artists throughout the video were alone throughout most of the episode. That makes me assume that they are both introverts, because they want to be able to convey their thoughts and show it to their audience. One difference between them was that Murray uses her imagination and bright colors to make her paintings come to life while Pettibon used mostly black for his drawings which make them come off as dark and not humorous. Another difference I noticed is that Pettibon is a slob he needs it to be messy for his own process of making his creations. However, Murray is as free-spirited as they come. She lets her hand guide her to wherever it wants to go and from then on a masterpiece is

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