Medium of the Art/ Technique of the Artist
Louis Comfort Tiffany, Eighteen-Light Pond Lily Lamp
I found this lamp to be very significant because of its intricacy in the glass work and its connection to nature. Each part of the the lamp is delicate and different because in nature, glass is depicted as sharp and dangerous; however, this work used glass in organic shapes that display the soft qualities of this material. The sculpture shows striking realistic details of the glass in order to bring his medium to life. This piece helped to connect me with nature.
Design of the Museum
I found this garden to be incredibly relaxing and appealing, not only to the soul but also, to the eye. Experiencing nature outside of the museum was a nice shift from the cold of the art museum into the warmth of the sun in nature. It allowed me to better connect myself with art through nature. The information card made me feel compelled to scout out the plants given specific notice of. The design between the Asian design and the natural look gave the the garden a new and refreshing look.
Art and Core Values
Zandvoort depicts a piece that reminds me of organized ciaos. I value organization, creativity, and excitement. My favorite core value is creativity, and Zandvoort possesses it. I am a very creative person, but I am a fan of perfection, so this piece is a nice mix because it teaches me that my artwork or career does not need to be perfect as long as it is outside the box, bond, and successful. This piece is a relief for me to see because it remind me that I can do both. This helps me to remember that creativity is important in life, as well as success.
Art and the Good Life
The above oil painting had a great relationship with our discussion on Fighting for the Good Life. The bars in the painting are representative of the bars of institutional and personal confinement in a society where people are confined by oppression based on who they are. Martin Luther King Jr. in his fight for the good life fought against the exact institutional oppression that is expressed in Bleckner's work. By using the optical illusion of light passing through the dark bars, the artist conveys how one may feel trapped by society, something that was fought against by many in our readings. By seeing this piece I felt a stronger understanding of the feelings of oppression that must be fought against to achieve the good life.