Up, Down, and Around?

Recently, I’ve come across German artist Georg Baselitz’s work and frankly, I love it. He paints what many around him do– people. But there’s a catch to it: his subjects are drawn upside down. Is there any objective reason why subjects must be drawn right side up? Does it make it any less of a piece of art if a body is facing downward? His work brings up these questions and many more. Most importantly, it asks: are there actually any rules in art?

 

baselitzSource of Image: https://www.wsj.com/articles/baselitzs-artupside-down-and-otherwisecomes-to-washington-1527259887

Source of Cover Image: https://hownottomakealivingasanartist.wordpress.com/tag/georg-baselitz/

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