Monday, September 27, 2010

Robert Williams- Retinal Delights

Robert Williams created the magazine "Juxtapoz" in 1994, paying homage to lowbrow art that is figurative with pop, narrative, surreal and occasionally psychedelic themes, in a variety of media and art styles. It is today one of the most successful art magazines nationwide. "Hail the voyeur, the only honest connoisseur," is one of his favorite statements.
I found this particular piece an interesting complement to the themes we're currently studying in class. Although this work is only oil on canvas, it has the feel of a collage with all of the seemingly random stuff he has thrown in there. One also gets a sense of freedom and joy from his bright color choices, despite the very crowded composition.

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