Jasper John's 'Map' 1961
Jasper John painted 'Map' in 1961. This painting is on display in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. I choose this painting because of the chaos with all of these beautiful colors blending together that represent the country. He has a lot of different consistencies of paint. I feel like this would not be an actual map that one could use for directions. You can see that the artist stenciled in the names of each state and the borders but not very carefully. I think that it is interesting to look at the different ways he physically put the paint on the canvas. When looking at the West Coast to the East Coast, it is interesting to see that the paint on the East Coast is a lot more drippier. Many people relate it to the time of year and the economy and how Jasper was feeling at that time.