Medium of Art / Technique of the Artist
This picture of Frida Kahlo was the first image I noticed upon entering the gallery at the Harn Museum and immediately after first glance, I was drawn in. Her work is beautifully detailed and portrays Frida and all her glory. Ive had a special interest in Frida's self portraits since i attended an art festival in Miami when i was 14, so It is to no surprise that i initially gravitated towards this piece. Seeing this piece in person helped me to visualize the immense details and attributes that Frida incapsulates, her soft smile is friendly but she still has a strong persona. This medium resembles that of a sticker and is stuck to the wall with its adhesive side. This aspect of the portrait allows us as viewers to look at it in a different way than we would if it were paint. Because it is not paint, the details are little bit more fuzzy however, this doesn't take away from the very obvious detail that this portrait obtains. I think this medium This photo communicated to me Frida's independence and the composure she emanates. I enjoy how the portrait isn't restricted by a frame and is big, it allowed me to feel the strength that Frida feels.
Design of the Musuem
This was most definitely my favorite wing of the Harn. I really enjoyed how open the space felt, with the natural lighting striking all of the art work, it really felt more sacred and special. I've always had a preference for natural lighting over artificial lighting, this could be part of the reason why i felt a connection to this wing of the museum the most. The open space allowed me to build a better connection with the art pieces. In addition, the arrangement of the art was spaced out and not cluttered, which was nice. The windows that face I liked how it was spread out because I wasn't in a rush to go to every piece. Overall, this wing of the Harn gave me a nice, freeing feeling.