Studying Michael Jackson’s Visual Art: 4 Subjects in Michael Jackson’s Art

This online video series is designed to show learners how they can understand Michael Jackson as an artist through his visual art.

Lecture by Karin Merx BMus, MA, editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies, and author of  A festive parade of highlights. La Grande Parade as evaluation of the museum policy of Edy De Wilde at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam published with academic publisher Eburon.

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Merx, Karin. “Studying Michael Jackson’s Visual Art: 4 Subjects in Michael Jackson’s Art ” Video Series, The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies 3, no. 2 (2016). Published electronically 9/10/16.

Studying Michael Jackson’s Visual Art: 4 Subjects in Michael Jackson’s Art By Karin Merx

Dear Friend,
In this fourth and last video, I’d like to share a few of the subjects that Michael Jackson was drawn to in his art. It shows us Jackson’s interest and inspiration.  In the fourth video of my free video series, you’ll discover 4 subjects Michael Jackson loved to draw and/or design.

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Thank you for all the thoughtful and supportive shares, likes, comments and questions on The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies dedicated FacebookTwitterand Websitefrom the first three videos I shared. I read all the comments, and I’m grateful these videos are helping you study, learn and grow.

If you missed the first three video in the series, I invite you to watch them now to learn the 4 reasons why Kunstwerke von Michael Jackson is a very good companion to your research on the visual art of Michael Jackson, you learn the important things about Michael Jackson’s as visual artist, and how Michael Jackson’s visual art reflects his persona.

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4 reasons to read Kunstwerke von Michael Jackson


4 Important Things to Know About Michael Jackson as Visual Artist


4 Ways How Michael Jackson’s Visual Art Reflects His Persona







Q & A 

I will be answering your Visual Art of Michael Jackson study questions on a special ‘Q & A’ posted at the end of this Free Video Series.

In this Q & A, I’ll be discussing

Please feel free to share these video(s) with anyone in your life who is interested in the visual art of Michael Jackson or anyone who is a fan.

This is the last video in this series to help you on your Michael Jackson research journey. My hope is that these videos help you get an better understanding of Michael Jackson as visual artist.

Here’s an overview of what you’ll learn during my new Visual Art ofmjart-ad Michael Jackson online video course:

  • How to appreciate Michael Jackson’s visual art
  • How to write about Michael Jackson’s art
  • All about Michael Jackson’s portraits
  • All about Michael Jackson’s abstract art and sculpture designs
  • Extras, tools, tips and a whopping 17 videos

Learn More about my Visual Art of Michael Jackson Online Video Course

Happy Learning,

Karin Merx –

Karin Merx, BMus, MA is the cover artist and illustrator of the first comprehensive academic book on Michael Jackson,  ‘The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife. Merx is founder and editor of the world’s first peer-reviewed academic journal on Michael Jackson’s art, life and work, The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies and she is co-presenter of the acclaimed podcast, Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation, mentioned in iTunes as ‘New and Noteworthy’. Merx is an artist and academic. She studied at the Academy of Music in Amsterdam, and is alumna of Conservatorium van Amsterdam and the Open University, Netherlands and holds qualifications in Art History. For The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies, she wrote the well-received article: ‘From Throne to Wilderness. Michael Jackson’s ‘Stranger in Moscow’ and the Foucauldian Outlaw‘ and a book review on Dangerous by Susan Fast. This review is also translated in German and Italian. Find out more at

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