Medium of the Art: The title of the art below is called Tokyo Street with Pachinko Parlor. This particular work caught my attention because of its bright neon colors. The particular medium that I viewed this piece of art was so striking to me because I had only seen images of colorful cities at night in movies or TV shows, but not so much in art. The art made me feel very alive, so much so that I felt like I was in the city itself.
Design of the Museum: The design of the Asian Art Wing was the part of the museum architecture that I liked the most. The main part of it that I liked the most was the water garden. The water garden was by far the most beautiful thing I experienced at the museum. Once I went in it, I stayed there for quite a few minutes just taking in everything that I could see. It made me feel very calm and relaxed.
Art and Core Values: The title of this artwork is called Central Park Winter. What drew me to this painting was the winter imagery. One of my core values deals with the Sabbath, or a rest day. I think that this painting perfectly represents the value of just taking a stroll in the park, looking at the beautiful scenery all around you, and forgetting about the stresses in life for a while.
Art and the Good Life: The title of this piece of art is called Gloucester. The art itself is very appealing, but it is not exactly the only thing that I think represents the whole picture of the good life. The artwork reminds me of the setting of a movie called Kiki's Delivery Service. The setting of the movie takes place in an alternate time in Europe where the second World War never happened. The characters in the movie get along with each other very well for the most part and look out for one another, which is why I think that it is representative of a Good Life. The movie is also an "Everyday Life" genre of a film, which I think represents the Good Life very well.