Tour of the Harn By Luke Vescovi

Medium of the Artist

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This painting by Claude Monet titled Champ D'Avoine (Oat Field), I was told after setting off numerous alarms that it is worth millions of dollars. After stepping too close to this original artwork, a security guard pulled me aside and questioned what I was doing. I simply told him that I was working on a project and that I would not steal it. Now, by the looks of this image, this painting itself does not look all that glorious. By looking at the image some may think what they can recreate this painting themselves. However, when I was able to get up close and really examine every single brush stroke that Monet made upon this canvas, I quickly realized why this painting is so expensive. The detail is intense up close, but the painting can also be recognized from a distance. It completely blew my mind of how the style of the artist was able to capture a scenery with so much detail up close, and from a far looks like a simple painting. I felt honored to have the privilege to view this painting in person because of the fact that I have never scene an original piece of artwork of such value. After realizing the value of this piece, I realize now why I was pulled aside and asked what my intensions were with this painting.

Design of the Museum

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This design of the museum was extremely beautiful, eccentric and confusing. The layout was comforting and soothing as I walked from room to room. I am not going to lie, I got lost multiple times and probably walked through this part of the museum at least five times. I figured that this would be a perfect location to capture the warmth and welcoming feeling that the museum brings. The dim lighting and hardwood floors bring about a wave of comfort that allows spectators to appreciate the art work in a relaxed fashion. I loved how this section of the museum tied in every theme of artwork with one main circle. Every theme branched off of this one section of the museum which helped create an organized flow to the artwork.

Art and Core Values

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This section of the museum was by far my favorite. It was a section dedicated to the military and the strength and courage of the brave men who protect our lives. With multiple friends and family members in the military, I can relate my core values to these images. This image shows a wounded soldier being carried by his brothers in what appears to be a post-battle scene. My core values are strongly based around courage and bravery and this image it the perfect representation of those two values. No other human has as much strength and as much courage as these men who risk their lives on a daily basis. In response to that statement, I feel that one cannot be afraid of life, rather one should embrace the experiences life has to offer. And when life beats you down, you have brothers to pick you back up again and make you stronger. Knowing that these soldiers will risk their own lives to save their brothers may be one of the most inspiring core values that one can have. In relation to my own core values, I too feel that I constantly put others' self interests before my own, and I am satisfied with that. Like these men, I would rather see myself get hurt rather than any of my friends and family members, and that is why this image relates to my own core values.

Themes of the Good Life

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Is there a better image to represent themes of the good life than an image of Frida Kahlo herself? This woman embodied the good life and was able to live with her disabilities. This woman was able to achieve the good life despite the fact that she was sick and was involved in a life-changing accident. This image reminds me that no matter what life hands you, the good life can still be achieved. Life is not fair; most people understand and accept that statement. However, when life acts upon that statement and brings upon bad events, it is easy to give up. However, Frida did the opposite. She is the perfect example of someone that had an unfair life and was able to make the most of it. She still achieved the good life, and I believe that if the good life was possible for her, the good life can be obtained by anyone. Therefore, this image fits the theme of embodying the good life because Frida did not have an easy life, but she was able to take her adversities and turn them into something great. This message can relate to all that no matter what life throws your way, the good life can always be obtained.

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