Category: Interpretations

Mark Pol

The blue man, is a drawing from Mark Pol. www.markpol.nl. He was thinking about the Humankind. He can’t deny that the Humankind is in the blue period. The world is quite cold, not cool, slowly it will turn to red maybe. There is a rage going around. The people are angry, why? We do not Read More

Irony of a Negro Policeman by Jean-Michel Basquiat

I came across this painting while reading about Post-Soul Aesthetics, Black art after the Civil Rights movement. It’s interesting how the white paint borders, but sometimes overlaps the black paint in this painting. It begs the question: is the black figure forming itself, or is the black figure being formed by the white paint around Read More

Darkest Shades of Blue Album Cover

I like this piece for many reasons, not the least of which is the way Marshall guides our eyes through a constellation of focal points encompassing the piece, ensuring that we engage with it entirely and reiteratively. Because of its size and value and the figure ascending it, the staircase is the dominant focal point. Read More

Horacio Salinas Blanch

This piece embodies the retro futurism common in the last decades of the 20th century. Bright, colorful visages make it look almost otherworldly, as if it’s not our planet at all. It seems like people wanted to fuse the idea of alien landscapes with advanced technology to show the promise of human achievement, or the Read More

The Awesomeness of Flaming June

I like “Flaming June” by Sir Frederic Leighton because it looks dreamy and mysterious, has vivid color, and shows the best of Pre-Raphaelite art. Read More

Beksinski, Unknown, 1973

Is this creature responsible for the background destruction? were its face wounds inflicted by violence within the inferno? can it see? is it crawling, or ready to pounce? is it starving, or naturally skinny? is the black on it’s back fur, or a garment? i set this as my phone lock screen on a day Read More