as if he had been drawn by a child.
Recently, I drew a simple drawing with a ballpoint pen for my daughter. Whenever she looks at my painting, she always comes to me with curious bright eyes. She is my big fan and loves all of my pictures. Above all, when she sees my paintings, she wants to add something to it.
"Mom can I add anything to this picture"
Usually I don't allow it because I have to sell, keep, or use it on another purpose. Every time that happens, my daughter looks at me with eyes full of disappointment. I even make coloring pages for my daughter, but She doesn't satisfy with it. As always, she eagles my original painting to add and modify something.
So this time I drew an original picture that she really wanted and can add as her preference.
The picture above shows a child looking at an iPad. When I was a kid, the iPad didn't even exist. Like the girl in the picture, I used to lie down under the blanket and read a book.
Kids these days sometimes look at their iPads like this.
As soon as my child came home from school, I showed her this picture. She still asks, full of smile. "Mom, I think it would be better if I added something on it. I can help you!"
"Of course you can do this picture. I drew it for that!"
She jumps excitedly, grabs a number of colored marker pens and starts to paint.
Then she is happy that the painting has become more beautiful.
But when I took a closer look, I saw that she was even better with lipstick and a ribbon pin on her hair.
Jean-Michel Basquiat, a famous graffiti artist, aspired to create drawings that looked as if he had been drawn by a child.
This pointed crown as we know it was created by Basquiat's hands at the first time.
This crown, which started out of respect for a specific artist and black people, was later used as his signature in addition to drawing only the crown.
Jean-Michel Basquiat (French: [ʒɑ̃ miʃɛl baskja]; December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) was an American artist who rose to success during the 1980s as part of the Neo-expressionism movement.
It was the work of Jean Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) that graffiti was recognized as a contemporary art in urban problems. Basquiat's graffiti was definitely different from the previous ones. He wrote an autobiographical story as a poem or drew graffiti by adding various symbols, and then left the phrase SAMO. At that time, interest in who Seymo was in the New York art world grew hot, and Basquiat emerged as a star at the same time.
In his early works, which were exhibited along with photographic works documenting the SAMO period, works containing his characteristics, such as images drawn by a child, repeated texts, and traces of erasing and covering them, are displayed in earnest as follow as below.
I like his graffiti of his early time. It looks like some doodling or scribbling but it shows the unlimited expression with naive inspiration.
Just as if my daughter drew something like scribbles on my picture, but it was not a kind of mistake. If we look closely, our lives are a series of mistakes, and even though it seems that we are being led by wrong choices and fates, like children's drawings, it is not a mistake or wrong overcoating, it is a beautiful art in itself.
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