The piece of art that impacted me the most, in respect to the design of the museum, was the piece pictured above. This exhibit entitled "Views of Rome Drawn and Etched", by Giovanni Battista Piranesi, impacted me due to the sheer size and nature of the piece. I thought it was all different pieces of art from the same artist, but once i looked enough, I realized that they are all essentially part of the same exhibit. The large map in the middle is utilized as a base point, and there are landmarks on the map that correlate with each of the sketches. Thus, the 6 pictures show 6 different portions of Rome, as seen on the map. Also, this exhibit was positioned off by itself in a very large room. However, due to its sheer size, it drew attention to itself and caused me to observe it for a while. In addition, the walls were painted in a calming peach color, and the lighting was comforting. Lastly, there was a bench positioned in front of the painting that allowed for one to sit and relax to observe the art, instead of merely standing. As a result, the design of the actual artwork and the museum itself provided myself with a much more enjoyable experience.
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