Peer Review of Andrew Colman’s blog post which can be found here: https://adventuresinliterature.art.blog/2020/08/28/blog-3-nude-in-a-rocking-chair/
Hi Andrew, I really enjoyed reading this blog post. The ekphrastic section of this post was a powerful description of a complex and somewhat ambiguous painting. I quite enjoyed the line “Baleful eyes stare forth in wild mockery, bulging as they gaze upon a world transformed, or perhaps simply uncovered.” This created almost a sense of intrigue within the piece and really drew me in as a reader. The way that you incorporated not only your own personal thoughts on the painting but also those of the Art Gallery, transformed this post from a strong ekphrastic piece, into a personal exploration of the context of Picasso and his works. Once again, I really enjoyed reading this, and definitely look forward to reading more of your posts throughout the semester.