Saturday, November 21, 2009

Monk Art

For something different, I thought I'd compare a few different styles of monk drawings on taxi ceilings. I think it's interesting how the monk used a smearing technique in the first one to give it the feeling of movement, and I like the way the monk used a repetition of dots in the second drawing to create rhythm. In the third piece, I enjoy looking at the thick application of the medium, or the impasto. I wonder if the monks developed these styles and techniques on their own, or if they learned it in monk art school.