Vases made during the Qing Dynasty, these beautiful artworks are made with nephrite and jade. What makes these stand out in real life is the amount of detail there is, no picture, regardless of resolution, will allow the viewer to admire such a magnificent attention to every edge. While the makers might not be remembered, their artistry skills will strike the eyes of many people visiting this museum.
Although supposedly I'm to choose one wing or area, I believe this would be a crime to the creators of such beautiful building. This entire place, from its doors to the gorgeous artworks, send a strong artistic signal to those who indulge in it. The way the exhibits are so spacious and have room to breathe and stand out by themselves, each individual piece, really shows how much impact the layout of a museum can have on its own artworks. The entire place is simply beautiful.
I was merely walking by the Hispanic/Latin section of the museum, hoping I would find some art from my fellow Cubans, when suddenly this very piece caught my attention. From the moment my eyes grazed it I knew that it was Cuban, that it was from my culture. There is something about cultural core values that seems to be seamlessly shared between those from the same motherland. Some beauty that captivates the eyes only of those that can relate. This simplistic piece represents my value of.. simplicity. Although it sounds silly, there is something about us Cubans keeping things simple, of having a goal and working to achieve it without mixing too many things in.