The Head Or Scull Art Analysis

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Out there, different, crazy, these are some of the words people describing Jean-Michel Basquiat. A young man from the streets of New York who had big dreams and hopes to make changes with in our society using his beautiful and meaningful art. Today I will be examining the painting that is untitled but know as The Head or Scull this piece of art is graffiti style paint with significant meaning to it. It is a painting put together with multiple different pieces working to bring the painting together. Basquiat lived a short life and a tough one at that; he grew up in minority-populated area in New York. Where racial injustices were happening everyday that played a big influence in his artwork. He lived with both his parents his father a Haitian …show more content…
The face looks like it is composed of many different parts like it was sown back together. This could possibly be indicating that the community where he is from is always getting beaten down but always mange to pull through and fix themselves. During these times it was hard for minorities they were being harassed by police and no given equal opportunities as whites. I feel like he mad the skull decaying is because tit represents that what was happening in the world was killing his community. It shows the eyes sunken in and looking down with a grimmest look on his mouth that makes you think that the skull is sad or has been affected by something in a negative …show more content…
The fact that Basquiat had such fame during this time makes his pieces that much more interesting. The content he would use would mostly be street style are or graffiti like the Head painting looks like it could have been spray painted on the side of a building. Just another reason I like his photo so much it is raw and comes from raw emotion. Just letting out how he felt with outthinking about it he made it so it could be viewed by all walks of life and give you and understanding of what was going on during that time

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