Medium of the Art/Technique of the Artist
The artist's choice of medium for this piece of artwork caught my eye because of the hair on the characters. The hair looks like it was made with a cotton ball, or some form of cloth that most artists do not experiment with in their own artwork. I feel like one can only get the full effect of this artwork and the use of medium in person, because a camera just cannot capture the attention to detail that this artist paid to the work. This artwork specifically, made me feel confused. I felt like the artists choice to use cotton to represent the hair brought an element of life to the art, but the depiction of the characters is death. The skeletons are dressed for marriage, a ceremony usually done in the early years of ones' life, but yet are illustrated with dead faces.
Design of the Museum
The Asian Art Wing of the Harn was beautifully designed. The wood floors, wood displays, and wood arch of the doors helped to create a clean and balanced environment. The layout of the art helped me to view the art at a comfortable pace, without feeling like I was overwhelmed by groups of artwork. This openness of this exhibit combined with the abundant lighting helped create a serene environment, perfect for appreciating the art work.
Art and Core Values
St. Jean's Bay instantly brought me to a place of comfort. This artwork illustrates people relaxing by the water and simply enjoying life. This was my favorite artwork because it was the most personal to me. I believe that people spend too much time worrying over minuscule things and too often don't take the time to sit and relax and just enjoy life. This painting illustrated what I believe is most essential in this world: happiness.
Art and the Good Life