Analysis of Jean Michel Basquiat’s Artwork

Provide a formal analysis of the following artwork by the American Neo-Expressionist artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat, that…

  • Specifically notes at least 3 elements that significantly contribute to this work.
  • Includes a definition(in your own words) and a discussion of “Neo-Expressionism” and “Postmodernism” as art movements. In what ways does the form, style, and ideas presented in Basuqiat’s work help us understand what Postmodern art is all about?
  • Considers how this work is formally different from previous traditions in Classical Western Art, as well as how it is formally similar to some of the other Modern Art movements we have learned about this semester. (For example, you might consider medium/materials, representing the human figure, etc…)

Jean-Michel Basquiat XXL. Untitled (Two on Gold)
(1982, American Neo-Expressionism, acrylic and oilstick on canvas, 80 x 125 inches)


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