Champ d’avoine - Oat Field- by Claude Monet became my choice for the Technique section. Firstly, because my favourite theme in art is nature: I find it very temperamental, inspirational, deep; it has a key to me heart, my thoughts, my inner controversies. Secondly, I love Monet's technique as it represents classic impressionism and depicts the true beauty of a momentum. His brushwork in Champ d’avoine is rhythmic and wide, it does not aim for details but rather impressions, feelings and moods. The technique creates a visual effect of a light haze which reminds me of summer days full of ocean breeze, floral scents and colorful, yet foggy, dreams. When looking at the painting I could see Monet with a brush in his hand and a relaxed content smile on his face. He managed to communicate the magic of this summer momentum of the French Oat Field.
My first impression of the Harn Museum of Art was created by the entrance hall to the exhibits: open, spacious, bright, yet calm, welcoming and intriguing. I waited for my friend in the hall, that is how I established a very intimate connection with the space there. It allowed me to clear my head from thoughts and get prepared for a dialogue with artists and their work. I think architects made a very wise choice by leaving this hall empty as if a special museum "bridge" that separates the world of art from the world of routine worries and responsibilities. Glass walls still leave one in a slight touch with the reality, but also introduce to many wanders of the Harn Museum of Art.