Barry Godber- “Court of the Crimson King” (1969)



One of the most famous CD album cover of the Crimson King’s “Court of the Crimson King”(1969).The cover is strange, yet has a powerful impact to the people during at that time. The artist was a computer programmer and the piece that he created was the only album cover he painted. He died at the age of 24, yet the album cover is still known and famous after over a 30 years time.
From this piece there was impact and the energy that I got from the painting that he created. Although there are many artist who draws realistic paintings out the world, the total layout of the painting and the impact that I got from it was huge.The unrealistic skin tone of the figure, the angle of the figure in the composition, and the liveness of the painting itself attracted me.
Feeling the energy from the piece was effective for me and therefore, I decided to choose this piece to put it in the museum.

What is ART?


Art is one of the ways to express emotions and feelings of the artist(s), which can be interpreted differently though the observer(s). Art is really hard to determine weather the piece is “good” or “bad.” Art that can attract people from other pieces are pieces that are unique and new. Sometimes new art can be found “ugly.”  A famous painter Jackson Pollock who presented a new style of art strongly gives an example of pieces that are ugly. Art can be presented in a traditional form: the realistic painting skills, the ordinary canvas, and the ordinary composition. Although these pieces are now days not impressive compared to the old days. The present art critics are looking for originality, and new ideas that can impress them as observers. Yet, pieces that are created without emotion and passion tend to be expressed though their art, which does not really attracts attention from the observers.

As a conclusion, I personally think that Art is something that can be easily created by anyone, in anywhere- There is no right or wrong, good or bad.
Whereas, good art can be determined by the observers, feeling and being able to interpret the artist’s feeling and emotion though their art piece(s).   


Jackson Pollock Blue Poles: Number II (