Medium of Art and Technique of Artists
The work I've chosen, titled "Para eso habeis nacido" (This Is What You Were Born For), depicts the aftermath of a battle. In it, a soldier is scene vomiting after seeing a pile of fallen soldiers. The artist does not use any color, instead using stencil/lead to create a sketch. The lack of colors exemplifies the bleak feelings that soldiers sometimes face during war, and portrays the horrid results of conflict. Seeing it in person allowed me to better examine the artwork and the style used, with much being lost in the picture seen above. As someone who personally prefers paintings and drawings to sculptures, this method of artwork better delivered the message and I was able to appreciate the artwork more. As a member of the ROTC program, I can relate with the aspect of warfare and its costs and consequences. As such, it left a somewhat somber impression on me and left me feeling understanding of the artist's message.
Design of the museum
This wing of the museum was located in the Asian exhibit, portraying a typical Asian style-pond, specifically Japanese. This exhibit/wing intrigued me a lot, as I thoroughly enjoy the outdoors and Asian culture. I enjoyed the fact that they used the entire area for an exhibit, with trees, flowing stream, and pond, as well as the natural lighting instead of dimly lit bulbs. Part of the exhibit held a pleasant smell, and was overall a nice addition to the museum. Being there made the overall experience more worthwhile and enjoyable, as it was in stark contrast to the rest of the museum.