Good Life Tour of the Harn Paula costas velasco

Hartman, Bertram. City Blocks. 1929. Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Florida. http://www.harn.ufl.edu/exhibitions/current. Accessed 23 January 2017.

1. Medium of the Art / Technique of the Artist

This painting by Hartman Bertram stood out to me because when I saw it I felt like I was standing on the edge of a building looking down. The technique of this artist was quite unique to all of the paintings surrounding it. The dimension and depth of the painting has so many different levels that it was hard to look away. It reminded me of those 360 degree videos on Facebook, only the image did not move. Although at first it made me dizzy, after a while it reminded me of the haze that it is to walk through crowded big cities and to look up to all of the tall buildings surrounding you.

Hartman, Bertram. City Blocks. 1929. Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Florida. http://www.harn.ufl.edu/exhibitions/current. Accessed 23 January 2017.

David A. Cofrin Asian Art Wing

2. Design of the Museum

The Harn Museum of Art is very well designed, the second I set foot in this facility I could feel a peaceful and bright atmosphere. The one area of the museum that caught my eye was the Asian Art Wing. The open space with room to appreciate every piece was measured to perfection to make the room feel spacious although it was full. The wooden floors, columns, and roof gave it a different feel when compared to the rest of the museum. The garden took the experience of this wing over the top. The light coming through the windows that made up the back wall illuminated the whole area, giving it a bright and open feeling. The view of the garden adds a completely different experience to this exhibition. The garden is beautifully put together and changes the mood of the wing, especially compared to other exhibitions that feel much more closed off.

David A. Cofrin Asian Art Wing

Sanchez, Emilio. Casita al mar. 1974. Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Florida. http://www.harn.ufl.edu/exhibitions/current. Accessed 23 January 2017.

3. Art and Core Values

I was drawn to this lithograph by Emilio Sanchez because it reminded me of my family values. This house reminded me of the warmth and openness of my own home. I could see my own family in that little red house, enjoying a nice day by the sea. The fact that the only people I could see myself enjoying a vacation in this house reminded me that family is the most important thing in life. This image made me reminisce about my childhood and all of the happy memories I have with my family. It reminded me to not get caught up in other things and keep my priorities straight, because even if my family is far they are still the most important part of my life. Cherishing your loved ones is far more important that getting an A in a class, and this image reminded me of that. It also reminded me to call my mom the second I left the museum.

Sanchez, Emilio. Casita al mar. 1974. Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Florida. http://www.harn.ufl.edu/exhibitions/current. Accessed 23 January 2017.

Kroll, Leon. St. Jean's Bay. 1926. Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Florida. http://www.harn.ufl.edu/exhibitions/current. Accessed 23 January 2017.

4. Art and the Good Life

This painting by Leon Kroll represents the Good Life in my eyes. The picturesque landscape was what drew me to the picture, it reminded me how beautiful nature is and how important it is to treasure it. Nature reminds me to stop and appreciate life in the present rather than live life for the future only. The people in this painting are what really stood out to me as embodying the good life. There are two young women enjoying each other's company, without any obvious stress or rush. The simple way in which everyone is enjoying their lives in this picture are the reason why this image perfectly depicts the good life. It is in the simple of living for yourself and doing what makes you happy. This painting reminds me to slow down and appreciate my surroundings, because through this I will be able to find the inner peace that the people in the painting portray.

Kroll, Leon. St. Jean's Bay. 1926. Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Florida. http://www.harn.ufl.edu/exhibitions/current. Accessed 23 January 2017.

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