My Journey to the Harn Art Museum By:Cyrus Moshirfar

As I walked the floors of the quite impressive Harn Museum I came upon a painting with dreary colors and characters with unusual faces. At first the painting gave me a somber feeling due to the brownish and darker colors that the artist decided to use. I further examined the painting to find the faces of these people were one of suffering and hardship. The fact that the artist used blending of earthy colors to make the painting somewhat strikes me to find the deeper meaning of sorrow behind this piece of art. The artist Raphael Soyer painted this painting to depict the suffering behind the unemployed and working class during the 1930's.
After making my way throughout the whole museum I was most intrigued by a certain wing of the establishment involving the art work of a Mexican painter named Frida Kahlo. When i first walked into this exhibition I was fanisnated by the how the placement of art had a form of a chronological timeline of her life as an artist. Moreover, the high ceilings, contrast color walls, and powerful lighting made me more appealed to the depth of her art work.
As I first approached this piece of artwork I was puzzled at first by what it really was. After further analysis os the piece of artwork I was enlightened on the fact on how the piece of artwork truly represents my core values of music appreciation and my passion for medicine. The musical notes and the pelvic girdle found in the sculpture made me feel joyful to see both of my strongest values in one sculpture. Furthermore, the addition of the horseshoe crab and other human bones made me cherish the study of life more. The overall theme of the origins of life behind this sculpture makes me appreciate my major and future goals of one day becoming a physician. This bronze sculpture was made by Nacy Graves, a pioneering american artist in 1994.
After walking through my favorite wing of the Harm Museum I came along a painting of the Mexican artist being Frida Kahlo being held by her good friend Diego. This print greatly exemplifies the idea behind the Good Life, for strong primary relationships are essential in an individual approaching the Good Life. Looking deeper into the artwork we can find Frida's Kahlos mischievous and open mood to be brought to the overall emotion of happiness in this picture. The universal truth of happiness and close relationships communicates the overall Good Life theme bringing me to appreciate the good times I spend with my family and friends.

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