Week 6 Part 1 JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT
Jean-Michel Basquiat (December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) was an American artist. He began as a graffiti artist in New York City in the late 1970s and evolved into a Neo-expressionist painter during the 1980s.[source].
I don’t think about art when I’m working. I try to think about life.
This week we dive into the delicious and therapeutic world of studying Basquiat. At least, I find it therapeutic.
Today, we do a series of MUSTS [note how I don’t write should. I don’t like that word. With must, I’m implying encouragement, enthusiasm, research]:
Emmerling, L. (2003) Basquiat, Cologne, Germany: Taschen
Do some research.
MUST VIEW [my favorite film clip ever]:
FEB 14, 2012 boston.com
LONDON—Thirty years ago, artist Jean-Michel Basquiat secretly signed one of his paintings in invisible ink, says Sotheby’s auction house, which discovered the hidden autograph as it was preparing the painting for sale.
Draw a portrait of Basquiat in your journal. Try a realistic take. Improvise. Be loose.
Now redo it in a Basquiat style.
My study of Basquiat’s style by adding a layer of white acrylic onto ground layer of china marker, acrylic, varnish: