Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
Along with three close friends of mine, I planned a day during the weekend to go to the museum. To be quite frank, we had a bit of a hard time getting to the museum, because the entrance can be a bit confusing, but after we managed to find the entrance, it was easy to scan our Gator 1 and start the journey. Even though we did not get the laminated instructions, we read the paper of instructions throughout the tour. I genuinely enjoyed the experience, through it I realized that I missed going to art museums. I believe that any form of art is beautiful in its unique way, and made a decision to come back to the Harn Museum on my own time for personal enjoyment, not for an assignment.
Medium of the Art / Technique of the Artist
The first thing that caught my eye was this collection of vibrant shades of yellow and green. I felt an imaginary gust of cool breeze as I glanced at these paintings, two of what resembled palm trees and one of an alligator. Looking at these paintings in a photograph does not accurately represent the massive size of each paintings, the two on the ends being taller than my own height. I could not keep my eyes off of the pale yellow streaks and deep yellow blotches, and without realizing myself, I was standing right in front of this collection.
A close-up of these paintings helps see the individual streaks of paint that drew me in. The details shown through shadows and protruding clusters of the medium allow us understand the passion behind each stroke that went into the making of these paintings. The paintings were unlike others that I had seen in the museum thus far. It felt as though the artist had more power, yet control over every aspect of the artwork, from individual paint marks to the overall picture depicted. The rough edges all throughout the canvas actually aided in understanding the feeling of the artist at the time he was painting these pictures.