The Good Life Tour of the Harn Museum of Art By: daniela pereira

Medium of Art/ Technique of the Artist

"Standing next to Excavation". Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL. By Daniela Pereira 2017. JPEG.

The name of this artwork is Excavation by Boardman Robinson. The medium he used was applying paint to a wet plaster. The goal of his painting was to show the difficulties that workers had to go through the Industrial Revolution. If I had not seen this in person I would have missed out on the rugged and crackled look of the painting, which resembled the hardening of the workers hearts due to their conditions.

Design of the Museum

"Design of the Museum" Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL. By Daniela Pereira 2017. JPEG.

I realized through my journey at the Harm Museum of Art that it's laid out like a map of the world. I've always been interested in geography and I saw that to the west is the pacific ocean with Africa and South American. Also, to the north is Asia. This was very interesting to me because it showed that the architects that made the building knew that the art would be categorized by location and decided to make the building reflect that.

Art and Core Values

"With my bro homes"Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL. By Daniela Pereira 2017. JPEG.

This artwork is called "Dos Ninos" by Jesus Guerro Galvan. The reason I decided to feature this photo was because it provoke memories of my brother. I am very close to my brother, or at least I was before coming to college. This picture reminded me of the good times I spent with him and how much I miss him. I think you can clearly tell that my smile is biggest in this picture.

Art and the Good Life

"Day of the dead"Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL. By Daniela Pereira 2017. JPEG.

The theme that this piece of art displays is "Celebrating the Good Life." I observed the tiny skeletons hanging playfully from the trees and grabbing the flowers and I thought of the Day of the Dead festival in Mexico and how wonderful it is. People gather every year to remember their loved ones and eat some delicious food and dance. This mini sculpture evoked this feeling of happiness within me that made me want to share it. I believe this represents celebrating the good life because the celebration the artist was referring to is literally a festival for celebrating the good life.

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