Good Life and the Harn Museum By Karan

Pictured above is a sculpture from the Harn Museum of Art. This sculpture really caught my attention because of it's simple yet, elegant beauty. The sculpture itself has an entirely different effect over the medium it is displayed. In a picture the sculpture doesn't look nearly as elegant as it does in person. This is because the sculpture is one that plays with your mind because of the unique three dimensional shape that seems almost identical regardless of which side you look at it from. This 3D effect is lost if the culture is observed in just a picture. Looking at in person the artwork made me feel intrigued and also mesmerized in a way by it's simplicity and rare geometry.
Pictured above is one of the many creatively designed rooms in the museum. This room was one of the most appealing rooms in the entire museum to me. This may just be in part of my appreciation to shapes and creative geometry. As you can see in the picture, the entrance of the room is accompanied by two pillars that seem very simple. Really it's just a bunch of pyramid like shapes that are stacked upon each other, yet the way they're organized and presented just make them into a great peace of art. To add to that the bright lights shined upon the entire room makes it come to life. In addition to the huge amount of space left for the whole room. Makes it seem very spacious.
This artwork in the Harn Museum really stood out to me. Mainly because I am really found of nature, and this is supposed to be a garden. Moreover, the statue reminds of a peaceful and wise idol like buddha. In addition the rocks that make up the floor symbolize the difference between this artwork and a real garden. Making this really rare and unique. All together, this reminds me of nature and peace at the same time bringing a really calming soothing feeling for me.
Pictured above are a set of murals that really caught my example. In my eyes, as discussed in class readings earlier. Murals represent a way of communicated and spreading the good life. To me they also represent the past and how people without a voice needed murals to reach out with other people. Moreover, murals - as a form of art home to churches - represents religion to me. This is similar to the theme of sharing the good life as we discussed in class. Viewing this type of art for the first time really brings a greater sense of understanding to this theme learned in class.

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