The Good Life Exhibit at the Harm Museum of Art By: Breana Walker

Mali. Cloth (bazin). 20th century. Cotton synthetic dye. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL. By Breana Walker. "I and the Cloth (bazin)." 2017. JPEG.

As I walked through the museum, this piece immediately caught my eye. The colors, the patterns and the piece overall drew my attention. To know that women hand dyed this cloth made me appreciate this piece of artwork even more. As I read more about the piece, I imagined the women working on this piece. I know completing this required an intense amount of labor for these women. These women have a gift. They are able to create something beautiful out of completely nothing. This piece made me feel more appreciative. If people knew that these women spend countless amount of hours working hard to just complete this one piece of fabric, they would more likely be grateful for the piece.

Walker, Breana. "In the Asian Collection of the Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL." 2017. JPEG.

I found the Asian exhibit to be quite soothing and peaceful. The way the natural light shines into the room makes it so relaxing. The exhibit almost made me feel as if I were at the spa. One of my favorite parts of the exhibit was the scenery of the garden. The garden gave the exhibit a calming atmosphere which I loved. The placement of art was great as well because everything was not cluttered into one spot. The spacing of the art allowed people to actually looked and admire the scenery of the garden.

Robinson, Boardman. Excavation. 1926. Tempera on plaster. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL. By Breana Walker. "I and the Excavation." 2017. JPEG.

I believe this painting relates to one of my most important core values. Hard work happens to be one of my most important core values because it best represents me. This painting shows hard working individuals working hard by cutting wood, painting and more. It shows their strength and ability to complete task in order to survive and provide for their families.

Rivera, Diego. Road Worker. 1945. Charcoal on rice paper. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL. By Breana Walker. "I and Road Worker." 2017. JPEG.

I found this piece to be very interesting and eye catching. I believe this piece relates to the “Excavation” piece by Boardman Robinson. They both to me are very similar because they example the concept of hard work. This piece also represents the excellence and nobility of the working class. Hard work will result in a good life.

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