The first piece of art to surprise me was this untitled painting by Roberto Matta. The reason it surprised me was because of what Matta used to paint it: crayons. At first glance the picture looks almost like something out of a children's coloring book because of the crayon. However, as you start looking at the detail that Matta puts into the painting, it becomes apparent that this is no children's drawing.
An untitled work by Roberto Matta- This photo is my own.
The most interesting exhibit for me had to be the Spotlight: Latin America exhibit. Not only am I latino myself, but the art in the exhibit was much more visually appealing to me than the other art at the museum as well. I was impressed that the room was arranged for a museum goer to walk along side the wall so they could see all the art, but didn't leave an empty space in the middle; instead they had another wall full of art in the center of the room.
Me sitting in the Latin American exhibit- This photo is my own.
The piece of art at the Harn that was closest to my core values was the Casita al Mar by Emilio Sanchez. Translated to English, the painting is of a house by the sea. The reason this piece of art was special to me is because I believe it represents leisure. A house by the sea would be my ideal relaxation destination, as I'm from Miami and I love the sea. I also believe that everyone deserves some time to relax every once and a while because constantly working wears you out.
Me standing by Casita del Mar- this photo is my own.
In this next picture I'm standing next to a replication of a Ghanaian masquerader. In the moment that he is modeled in I believe he's living the good life; with a smile on his face, he competes in a celebratory tradition that has happened every New Year's day since 1958. The celebration brings meaning to him and thousands of other Ghanaian citizens every year; it gives them something to look forward to. Like them, I hope to always have something to look forward to.
Me and the Ghanaian Masquerader- This photo is my own.