Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Blog Exercise: Week 5

Fine and Applied Art

Photograph of painting by Kehinde Wiley

Functionality: the photograph/painting uses contradictions in it—black men in urban clothing painted in a scenery and with postures that they wouldn't normally be associated with. Bucks stereotypes.

Aesthetic beauty: the feathering, the use of small details, like the blue bird, present an aesthetic beauty in contrast with the subject in street clothing.

Communication: the photo/painting communicates how things/people can be perceived differently when taken out of their natural setting.

Decorative and Entertainment value: the photo/painting is decorative because of the pattering, feathering. The entertainment value is the contradiction or unusual subject in the scenery.

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