Introduction: The Harn tour was a fantastic adventure that i would recommend to all of my friends! Throughout the tour, i was constantly intrigued, engaged, and ultimately i was changed in the aspect of how i feel about art overall! I didn't realize that you didn't have to be 100% into art to really understand and relate to it, once i was engaging in the pieces that appealed to my eye, it was easier to connect with the message or picture on a deeper level!
My favorite piece of art with a medium and technique that speaks to me.
Medium of the Art / Technique of the Artist: The aluminum foil artwork in the front room is chaotic, lively and color-kissed. This particular piece of work stood out to me because of its irregular shape. Taking pictures of this piece or writing about and reading about it is nothing compared to going to see it in person. Taking a simple picture makes it hard to encapsulate the 3D effects of the entire piece (Which is why i tried to take the picture and an angle). The piece is also beautifully illuminated under the lighting, and colors bounce in and out of your eye every instant, yet it's hard to recreate the glimmering magnificence in a few pictures. Seeing this work in person helped me to appreciate the artist's creativity. Though the aluminum is bended in random places, to the artist he meant to put them there. From far other may not appreciate the art like they would from up close, because the colors and bends are much better displayed to the naked human eye. The chaos of the whole piece communicated with me an a personal level though, my personality roots from chaos and excitement, yet, i am OCD like and i like to have order in certain aspects. The artwork is random yet contained and organized in an elliptical shape, which to my eye was really satisfying and beautiful!
This photo had a medium and a look that can be deceiving as well! I wanted to originally mention this artwork before discovering the the spherical aluminum rainbow.
Design of the museum: It was hard to pick one design that was appealing to me, but i ended back in the ceramics section with the class surroundings. The entire museum is organized and set up in spacial perfection. Like mentioned earlier i have a tendency to lean towards ocd and organization. I like to look at things that have uniform cleanliness and the entire museum was sharp and organized, i loved it!! This particular set of ceramic displays was my favorite because i felt closer to the art work. The smooth and clean glass allowed me to get really close to the pieces and look straight through. The White columns that the pieces stood on were organized in a path that made one want to keep following it. The lighting was also dim and reflective off the glass, which (like any other light refraction experiment) created rainbow hues on some parts of the walls and ceramics, which had me at awe and made me excited that the lighting choice brought out the pieces that much more.