As I start my journey into the Good Life, I realized how important it is to expand my knowledge to see what art has to offer me. This is my second trip to the museum and I can honestly say that the work of art has changed and the placement of art has changed. This can be related to the way I appreciate art more as well as the various ways that the art has given me the opportunity to consider different perspectives. I tried to go on the guidelines of what connected with my core values and purposes in life. Through this spark story you will be able to gain an insight on my experience.
Medium of the Art /Technique of the Artist: This picture, the Woodcutter, I think has become relevant in this year as racial tensions have been at a high peak. It is reminder of the struggle of what we are still fighting for today, equality. The artist, Robert Gwathmey, grew up into an environment where there were racial tensions and segregation was enforced. His concerns dealt with social and racial equality. Robert's work is influenced by Cubism and designs of stained glass and quilts demonstrated in the black lines and geometric blocks. The work they are doing in the picture can be related to the work that the black community is still doing to get the message of we need to stop separating each other. The emptiness of the of the field is the emptiness that represents the lost of hope of this country getting better in acceptance and putting the racial mindset behind us. This photo could've just been another basic message of the race problem back then but was striking is that it started to seem revenant to us today. The appreciation of art of art becomes deeper when you are able to relate it to the current situations that are happening around us. This painting can display part of the journey of the "Good Life" for minorities to experience less separation.
Design of the Museum: The area depicted a lot the asian culture. It was a beautifully open space that gave me the opportunity to view and appreciate the art. It was a good use of space. The art was grouped together and in the Asian culture they are quite conservative and the way that the artworks were placed it gave me that feeling. The sense of natural lights brought out the beauty in the art and area. Each of the little corners gave me something different to expect. I like that everywhere I turned there was a story or a message with the art work. The colors that blended well with art, the various colors of the browns that mixed in with statues made everything come together.