A griot expresses complex family or community histories through stories and music. Basquiat tries to express a complex sense of the
world in a visual form. In what other ways is an artist like a griot?
Do you or someone you know have a story, an experience, a history, or a special view of the world that you would like to share? Please
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Just saw the Basquiat exhibit at the Fine Arts Museum in Houston...intriguing and startling at the same time. Plan to return - difficult to look at 100 of these and do them justice.
personally i find basquiat to be dribble and a swill merchant. his art is elementary, he seems like an individual who has let the sauce take over his life until his ultimate downfall. people say it is his style to make such art, i think he played a joke on everyone......
Look,Listen,See,Hear,Taste, Eat,Enjoy. (sometimeswords are unecessary) SHHHH. MMMM.
Creative, interesting, yet enjoyable. It was pretty cool. The Basquiat exhibit is different than other artwork and the artwork is great to look at in person.
Art conveys the inner working of the mind of an artist and I relate to the hectic, rigidity, and confusion in Basquiat's work. I am sure though there were other forces at work duringhis most creative moments - i.e., drugs, schizoid moments, depression and unfulfilled dreams of belonging. His art is reveals a desparate soul trying to get out of a pain which we call life. He was quite talented and truly and exceptional artist.
His work has insoired me to delve into my own creative juices ...
Patsy, you are very right. You said like, in my opinion, it should be said. You wisdom has no equal.
P.S.: This is not a sarcastic comment