Good Life Tour of the Harn By: Drew Stephens

Medium of the Art/Technique of the Artist

Stephens, Drew. "Selfie in front of Swimming Gator, 2017." Gainesville. JPEG.
Williams, Hiram. Swimming Gator. 1993. Mixed media on canvas, Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL. By Drew Stephens. "I and the Swimming Gator." 2017.

Pictured above is a mixed media art piece created by Hiram Williams. This artwork uses different techniques on canvas to create not only a visually appealing piece, but what that has texture and dimension. The uses of color and texture by the artist makes me feel look deeper into the piece and see the outline of a beautiful creature tied to our university.

Design of the Museum

Stephens. Drew. "Out and about in the Asian gardens, 2017." Gainesville. JPEG
Stephens, Drew. "Asian Gardens, 2017." Gainesville. JPEG

Above is a photo of the Asian gardens within the Asian wing at the Harn Museum of Art. The design of the wing is very organic incorporating the use of wood and nature to better immerse you within the art. I particularly enjoyed the smell of the natural wood, allowing my auditory senses to also enjoy the exhibit. The exhibit allows me to escape the reality of living in an urban college town and get transported to a beautiful Asian oasis.

Art and Core Values

Stephens, Drew. "Selfie with Contemporary Art, 2017." Gainesville. JPEG
Ganso, Emil. Central Park Winter. 1926. Oil on Canvas, Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL. By Drew Stephens. "I and a Central Park Winter." 2017.

The artwork above depicts a beautiful wintery stroll through central park. This piece of art corresponds to my beliefsĀ of beauty and personal introspections. A lonesome stroll through snowy woods seems like an ideal way to clear my head and reflect on my life. I really enjoy the artists depiction of the trees. They have an almost haunting yet serene quality to them.

Art and the Good Life

Stephens, Drew. "Me and Frida, 2017." Gainesville. JPEG
Reyes, Victor. Diego and His Bride Frida, Mexico. 1929. Gelatin Silver Print, Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL. By Drew Stephens. "Frida and her Bae." 2017

The above photo taken by Victor Reyes showcases a charming romance. The two artists look like opposites but the love that had for each other is one that is everlasting. This photo exemplifies the ideals of attaining the good life through the relationships we build with others. Frida and her husband are also willing to go out in the world and showoff the happiness they share together.

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