Tokyo Street with Pachinko Parlor II
The painting I am standing by was done by a recognizable an American artist known as Yvonne Jacquette. Luckily I was able to appreciate Yvonnes's art work in person. I was able to appreciate the details of her work done on canvas with oil paint. She displays a popular parlor in Tokyo, where she describes as noisy and colorful. Players that visit the arcade play pinball machine as well as video slot machine. The well displayed details of her work are what I found to be so striking. I was able to understand what she was trying to display, It reminded of an arcade shop I used to visit constantly as a kid. I felt the excitement I experienced as a child when told I was taken to my favorite spot.
Islandia, Goddess of the Healing Waters
The piece displayed above caught my eye as soon as I laid eyes on it. I thought it was a just an angel but I was wrong. The piece represents a Goddess, inspired by classical sculpture. The artist wanted to represent harmony and power, this was represented with the use of bright colors. The arrangement of the art is what I found most appealing. The representation of the art was as meaningful, the Goddess represented the restoration of the balance of power between men and women, this is represented by the Goddess by extending her arms and offering a gesture of social healing.
Toshiko Takaezu work appeals to one of my core values and that is the importance of solitude. In solitude one can better focus on goals and the things that really matter most. One is able to concentrate deeply in any activity that requires one's full attention. The vessel displayed above represented self-reflection. The vessel was used to hide messages that were personal and composed only for an individual, Once the messages were inside the vessel they were forever hidden. I could relate to this piece, I believe all individuals have messages, secrets, desires that are hidden from the rest of the world, messages we aren't comfortable sharing easily. The display was able to affirm my core value.
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. David A. Cofrin 2005.18
The piece displayed above conveys a good life theme, not because of its direct meaning but because of the meaning behind it. Women are always encouraged to have the ideal desired figure. By Ancient Greek sculpture of the Archaic period 600-480 BCE statues depicted female figures who were always young and clothes. Society should not define beauty as having more of desirable trait than others and make females feel ashamed of they ways the look for not meeting the desired standards.