Saturday, March 1, 2008

Punchline



IF: How do you confuse a guitar player? Put a piece of sheet music in front of him!

22 comments:

lida motamed said...

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Andrew Stork said...

This picture reminds me of a mythical Greek creature, like the opposite of a centaur. This has a theme of post humanism, due to its use of both human and non-human elements. The addition of the guitar seems to give the picture a soothing feel.

Well drawn with charcoal. Enough detail to understand whats happening.

van dyke said...

I agree with andrew. Very evocative of Greek and Roman mythology. The guitar definitely adds a whimsical quality which adds to your drawing's appeal. Very moody piece. I like it very much.

Rachel Schepers said...

This piece is very intriguing, first because of its post human elements. The human figure mixing with the animal, then the object. After a first glance, I wondered why this wasn't in color...when I see insturments and figures playing them, I almost expect to have some color palette to interpret the mood. But after relating it to Kami, or the Japanese word for "spirit", I get the sense that maybe this is a darker spirit...

Dave said...

This portrait relates to the post-human theory we discussed in class. The post-humanism is demonstrated by the horse's head on the human body. Also i like that the horse/man is playing guitar, to me it shows that even though the individual is post-human, they are still capable of normal human activity. In addition to that, this example of post-humanism is different from my usualy stereotype of post-human beings, which is that they are more advanced and intimidating.

- David Russell
- Pop Culture
- MWF 9:00-9:50

jenna said...

This piece seems to bring about feelings of post-humanism. The horse seems to become part of the guitar. The being also appears to have human hands. Thus suggesting that it is post-human. Very interesting piece!

jenna said...

This piece seems to spark feelings of post-humanism. The horse seems to take on characteristics of a couple of different things. The horse is one with the guitar. The horses hands also resemble those of a human being thus verifying post-humanism.

Anonymous said...

I think this is a very interesting picture and it has a strong post-humanism theme. I think it is interesting because normally a horse and human are in the form of a centaur, but this picture is the opposite with the horse head and neck on a human body. The way that he is posing and jamming on the guitar is very rock star which makes it sweet.

Eric W.
Pop Culture
MWF 9-9:50am

Jim Mowry said...

Jim Mowry
Pop Culture
M,W,F 10am

The way that the figure mixes human and animal like characteristics demonstrates post humanism. I like how the guitar demonstrates that even post human creatures can still act in human ways.

Anonymous said...

I agree with many of the other students comments when I look at this picture. The post-humanism theme is very obivious to me when I look at it. The human element of the strong man mixed with the animal element of the powerful horse makes the character seem very intimidating and unaproachable. The horse being present as the head rather than the body is opposite to what we normally see when these two are crossed. By having the character playing a guitar adds to the idea of the post-human character being not aproachable beacause we tend to think of musicians as being on a higher level than the everyday person.

Scott Jiles
Pop Culture
M/W/F 10-10:50

Scott Marsh said...

Yeah I see the post human element. Hands of a human and body of a horse but beyond that I see some influence by the Birmingham School. To me this painting shows that the only way to get past our "cookie cutter" Music is to do something outrageous. Like i don't know, a horse playing a guitar. Very cool, I'm involved in music so I could relate to this one.
-Scott Marsh
pop culture 10 am

Jason Ojala said...

In this picture I see it as a post-human picture, the body is of a human but the head is a horse. I feel that it shows that animals can have some human characteristics in themselves. I think that the horse also shows power because musicians have a great deal of power to influence the people that listen to them.

Matt said...

This pic is a form of post human. The man horse has the body of a human and the face of a horse. His hair is styled like a rock star and he is playing the guitar. When i think about this i can see him playing country music singing about cowboys or something. I see him with horse legs a complete 50/50 split between horse and human. Very interesting picture and is very nicely done
Matt Shackelford
MWF 9-9:50

Anonymous said...

This pic is a form of post human. The man horse has the body of a human and the face of a horse. His hair is styled like a rock star and he is playing the guitar. When i think about this i can see him playing country music singing about cowboys or something. I see him with horse legs a complete 50/50 split between horse and human. Very interesting picture and is very nicely done
Matt Shackelford
MWF 9-9:50

Anonymous said...

This pic is a form of post human. The man horse has the body of a human and the face of a horse. His hair is styled like a rock star and he is playing the guitar. When i think about this i can see him playing country music singing about cowboys or something. I see him with horse legs a complete 50/50 split between horse and human. Very interesting picture and is very nicely done
Matt Shackelford
MWF 9-9:50

stephanie denoyelles said...

I would have to agree with all the other comments on how this painting shows post-humanism. I feel that this shows these qualities because the figure playing the guitar has the head of a horse, which is nonhuman, but the body continues to become more human-like as it reaches the arms. Also it is doing an activity that only a human can do, such as playing the guitar.

I thought this was an interesiting painting and that it definitely goes along with what we learned in all of the Alien films.
MWF 10-10:50

Laura Bokhart said...

This picture is relevant to many of the things we discussed in class. During the Alien movies we talked about post humanism. This picture has many post human elements. There is the body of a man and the head of a horse. The alien in the movie was also post human with many human and non human elements. I feel like this could be an actual portrait of somebody (or something), and I feel bad for him. I believe the drawing has a sad feeling to it.

Laura Bokhart
Pop Culture MWF 10-10:50

bryan pasciak said...

It is post human with the horse and human. Also I think it is trying to show the power of a musician. Not only is a horse a very powerful creature, but the human body looks very muscular. It shows how with only a guitar a musician has the power to control the thoughts of so many people.

Bryan Pasciak

Anonymous said...

I think that this is a really neat picture. It has of course post human elements with it having both human and and non-human features. This picture is very easy to look at and makes you think a lot about how it is a horse head and human male body. It fits that the arms in this photo are strong because it links it to how a horse is as well.

Rob Gibson
Pop Culture
MWF 10:00

Andrea Clancy said...

This painting i choose to write about because it caught my eye. I found the horse very interesting and post human came to mind as soon as i saw it.

Anonymous said...

This picture definitely reminds me of post-humanism as the horse has human elements of playing a guitar. It really brings out elements of human characteristics in the picture. It almost gives the horse a personality, I like it.

Brian Richey
Pop Culture
MWF 10-1050

indigene said...

Beautiful imagery for a hard IF prompt! Great job!

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