Tour of the Harn KEndal OWen

Medium of Art/ Technique of Artist

This artwork is called Islandia, Goddess of the Healing Waters by Audrey Flack, and it immediately caught my attention as soon as I entered the room. Made with polychrome and gilded plaster, this statue reminded me of the Winged Victory of Samothrace statue which is on display at the Louvre Museum in Paris. I was in awe of the technique that Flack used, as it resembled the same style as traditional statues especially Hellenistic sculptures. The minute attention to detail on the drapes and the accuracy of the human features is almost unfathomable that you cannot truly appreciate it until you see it yourself.

Design of the Museum

This wing of the museum I found particularly interesting. The large installation on the wall brings sudden attention to the issues involving women and their place in art. Throughout history, many well known works of art have women as the subject, and this instillation is bringing attention to the fact that women can also be the ones creating the art. As a female, I am well aware of the history surrounding unequal treatment of genders in the work force, and I couldn't help but appreciate this wing because it sows how far women have come thus far, and the voice we all are striving to have.To some this wing is simply a hall leading to the next exhibit; however, to me, this represents the future.

Art and Core Values

This work of art was captured by Rineke Dijkstra and is titled Tiergarten, Berlin, July 1, in an interview, Dijkstra informed everyone that her series of Tiergarten are still shots of crucial transitional periods in an adolescent's life. As a young adult, I relate to Dijkstra's idea about the vulnerability that comes along with developing into an adult. As I get older, I am being forced to set my own goals and standards in order to develop into the woman I strive to become. This photograph captures the young subject's transition from child to young woman which any woman can look back and relate to. While admiring the picture I was filled with a sense of sympathy because I am aware of the struggles and challenges that come along with growing up into a woman in today's society.

Art and the Good Life

This is my good life. This artwork is created by Emillo Sanchez and is titled Casita al mar, I adore this work because it accurately depicts my idea of the good life. My good life is a place; a house on the ocean. It represents a theme of simplicity, warmth, and contentment. In a life full of haste and chaos, a piece of art such as this can calm me down in an instant and remind me of the simple joys of this life. Its the simple things in life that mean the most, and the smallest moments that serve as the best memories. That's the good life to me, and it found at the beach.

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