My Tour of the Harn By: Joel Huddleston

Technique of the Artist: This painting here was crafted by Japan's Yayoi Kusama. This particular artwork captivated my attention unlike any other in the entire museum. At first glance from across the room I saw the painting and was intrigued by the pattern. As I walked closer the pattern became to jump out at me even more and as I found myself face-to-face with the painting I became interested by its' texture, which is a feature of the painting I had not previously noticed form across the room. The only way I can accurately describe the way this painting made me feel is intrigued, or captivated. It wasn't that the painting gave me insight, but it did draw me into a sense of wonder and imagination.
Design of the Museum: The design of the museum was quite fascinating. This picture here gives you a sense of how wide open and roomy the initial exhibit is. This exhibit mainly featured artwork made by women, which makes a strong statement being that it is the first exhibit viewers see stepping into the museum. The lighting in this room really reflected a bright outlook, and enabled me to enjoy the exhibit. Another great aspect of the museum was the involvement with the outdoors. In some showrooms you could walk outside to enjoy the natural art showcased.
Art and Core Values: This artwork is made in Africa within the country of Mali by women and it is known as bazin. This bazin, or cloth, really caught my attention because one of my core values is hard work. A piece of art such as this one must have taken someone hours, if not days to put together. Thinking about the hard work the artist put into this piece reminds me of the hard work my mother put into raising me. She took pride in me, and wanted me to become the best that I could similar to the way the African women do with their art. They take great pride in what reflects their name, and it shows in this piece.
Art and the Good Life: One of the themes we have talked about in this class is sharing the good life. I felt that this aerial print developed by Melanie Smith captured the theme of sharing the good life. This picture over a large city shows just how big this world is in reality. I think the way that Smith was able to mirror the aerial print helps to give the viewer a sense that their world is not so different from everyone else in this city. Everyone's struggle is shared in some way with another person's life. We don't struggle or succeed on our own, but we share in every experience.
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