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Art Museum - Many in the modern world seem to take great pride in the rapid pace which life holds for most of us. It is as if we might squeeze a few more precious moments of life's experience for ourselves if we move a bit faster. In reality, we rob ourselves of the enjoyment of the slow consideration of the phenomena we experience everyday. Art is something static which we might use to slow us in our perception of our world. It is not required that art be something static in motion but in thought. It is not something to be considered with only fleeting attention....   [tags: Art Museum, Gallery] 943 words
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The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago - With exhibitions of the most thought-provoking art, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago is one of the Nation’s largest facilities devoted to the art of our time (“About the MCA”) . The mission of the MCA is to offer a direct experience to the public of modern day art and living artists. German architect Joseph Paul Kleihues designed the new building with seven times the square feet of its previous facility (“The Building”) . October of 1967 the museum opened its doors to the public for the first time....   [tags: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Museums, Conte]
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The Phoenix Art Museum: The Impact of Art - As an avid supporter of the arts, immediately I was drawn to the Phoenix Art Museum as my choice for a building of cultural interest in Arizona. However, my main reason for choosing this location is that it has introduced me to new ideas, concepts, and works of art, which in turn have sparked creativity and imagination within me. For instance, upon stepping inside this sleek and modern building, one is met with a massive round light display in the lobby, which is both intriguing and beautiful to look at....   [tags: Art]
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Visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Viewing the Asian Art Collections - Visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Viewing the Asian Art Collections The Metropolitan Museum of Art has one of the finest Asian art collections that has enlightened and strengthened my understanding in my personal art experience. The Museum itself is an artistic architectural structure that graces the entire block on 82nd Street in Manhattan. Entering inside, I sensed myself going back into an era, into a past where people traded ideas and learned from each other. It is a past, where I still find their works of yesteryears vividly within my grasp, to be remembered and shared as if their reflections of works were cast for the modern devoted learner....   [tags: Asia Metropolitan Museum of Art Essays] 1561 words
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LA County Museum of Art - The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is among the world’s largest art collections, and to be specific enough the most prevalent artwork in the western United States (Compton 165). This massive art museum has a collection of over a hundred thousand artworks, whose origin extends from the prehistoric times to present days (Gilbert and Mills 174). These collections are classified into several departments within the museums buildings, depending on their region of origin, culture they represent, and time period from which they were found....   [tags: Art ]
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LA County Museum of Art - LA County Museum of Art (LACMA) The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, or LACMA as it is commonly known, is among the world’s largest art collections in North America, and to be specific enough the most prevalent artwork in the western United States (Compton 165). This massive art museum has a collection of over 100,000 artworks, which extends from the ancient times to present days (Gilbert and Mills 174). These collections, which are mainly from Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin-America and America itself, are grouped into several departments within the museums buildings, depending on the region, culture, media, and time period....   [tags: Art ]
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The Whitney Museum - The Collection exhibits that marks the arrival of a new millennium at the Whitney Museum of American Art, primarily includes pieces of installation art and contemporary photographs. The Whitney Museum of American Art, also recognized as the fortress of American Art, offers the public the opportunity to witness the history of art in America for the last one hundred years. The museum’s collection is a reflection of their commitment to exhibit the Whitney's dedication to art in modern-day America....   [tags: American Art, Museum History] 733 words
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The Lowe Art Museum - The Lowe Art Museum is located right off of the main entrance to the University of Miami on Stanford Drive. The museum had several visitors walking throughout on the day I visited, but as one gets away from the main lobby, the building becomes almost silent. The only conversation heard are whispers and the movement of the security guard through the rooms about every two minutes. The absence of sound allows one to fully take in the beauty of the artwork. Walking around the different galleries, I came upon the “Sheldon and Myrna Palley Gallery” which is host to European art....   [tags: The Good Samaritan by Campugnola] 1861 words
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The Phoenix Art Museum - Thanks to my art class I have a great opportunity to visit one of the biggest museums that I ever seen in my life, that was Phoenix Art Museum located in the downtown of the Phoenix metropolis. The artwork that inspired me, and I have carefully studied for this assignment was very interesting art piece completed by Jacopo Del Casentino’s who named this art piece Madonna and Child. For instance, Jacopo Del Casentino painted this work using tempera on poplar panel. According to the scholars and historians the painting was completed in 1335 in Italy....   [tags: madonna, baby jesus] 763 words
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Museum of Contemporary Act - In my first ever visit to the MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, was an interesting one. My summer job this past summer was working on Case Western Reserve Campus of 115th and Euclid. Every day I would take the RTA Healthline to work and sometime would dine at the restaurants around the MOCA museum. So every day I would walk pass the museum and not knowing what that unique building was. I went online to search for the museum address and when I saw the Google street view of the building, I was surprised to discover what that magnificent looking building truly was....   [tags: MOCA, Art Analysis, Art Museum]
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The Columbus Museum of Art - The Columbus Museum of Art is a place rich in local history. A place where items of historical and artistic value are stored for safekeeping and allow access for public viewing. The museum has several locally named galleries. It also has a cute children’s area, complete with artwork from little local artists from several schools in the area. The children’s area has several pieces of art that children may touch, like Chicken George. I remember touching that chicken when I would visit as a child. The area also has a mini art studio to cater to the little creative minds that pass through....   [tags: children, area, art, history, stood] 668 words
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Art Museum Paper: Deep Sea Drifters II Analysis - Marilyn Propp, a Chicago-based artist, was born in New York. She holds a Bachelor of Art in University of Pennsylvania and Master of Art in University of Missouri-Kansas City. Among other positions such as the co-founder of Anchor Graphics, Propp is also a current adjunct faculty in the Art and Design Department at Columbia College Chicago. Along with eleven other artists, Propp exhibits her Marine artwork as part of the group Climate of Uncertainty in the DePaul Art Museum at the DePaul University....   [tags: marine art work, woodblock printing ] 835 words
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The New York MOMA and the Kimbell Art Museum - There are two books The pursuit of Quality: The Kimbell Art Museum written by Harry Abrams, and The 1939 Building of the Museum of Modern Art: The Goodwin-Stone Collaboration, written by Dominic Ricciotti. These two books investigate the change in architectural feats, and the layouts in which architects like Louis I. Kahn and Goodwin and Stone used in the changing times in which they lived. These two books and the chapters within them, showcase the change in the architecture and layouts of museum buildings....   [tags: architecture, goodwin and stone, artwork]
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The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) - The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) had three different artists work on display. It was split up into three different rooms the first room was Design 99 To Much of a Good Thing and in the next room is Latoya Ruby Frazier Mother May I and in the last room was Jef Geys Woodward Avenue. The art that was on display was not traditional art work. All of the artist’s work displayed in the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit was out of the box thinking. The flow in each exhibit made it easy to move from one piece of art work to another piece of work....   [tags: Art Gallery Review] 527 words
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The American Visionary Art Museum - The American Visionary Art museum is a very original and beautifully decorated structure. It was raining the day I went to visit, but it was beautiful nonetheless. The structure itself is architectural marvel. It has a very unusual shape and structure which makes it very aesthetically pleasing. The outside is covered with glass, mirror pieces and other materials. There is a giant whirligig located outside of this main building that is known as Baltimore’s most beloved outdoor sculptural landmark....   [tags: essays research papers] 1115 words
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The Blanton Museum of Art - The purpose of paintings is to capture the image of something. Paintings have been around since prehistoric times and span all cultures. Paintings are seen as one image but can convey thousands of different meanings. Before photography, paintings were used to record important events. The Blanton Museum of Art is home to many different types of paintings. The paintings range from different landscapes in America to cowboys to Native Americans. There are five paintings in the Blanton Museum of Art that can convey an image and culture of the American Old West with vivid and detailed images of cowboys, Native Americans, and the landscape represented, which is an important aspect of American cultu...   [tags: American culture, the old west] 524 words
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Metropolitan Museum of Art Trip - One of my personal favorite days of this semester was the class trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. It was a long journey to get there, especially with having to walk all the way from Penn Station, but it was a nice day so I couldn’t really complain. Plus, it was worth it because I love museums. The Met is absolutely beautiful, inside and out. I could not believe how big it was and how many galleries there actually were. I can’t wait to go back and see all of them. Our trip mostly focused upon Greek and Roman art, and I found it to be thoroughly interesting....   [tags: gallery, chariot, sculptures]
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Event Essay I: Dallas Museum of Art; “The Lens of Impressionism” - My event was the Dallas Museum of Art; “The Lens of Impressionism,” photography and painting along the Normandy coast 1850-1874. I went on Sunday, February 21, 2010. The class studied this era in Chapter 13: The Working Class and the Bourgeoisie. The term "impressionism" was coined by a critic interacting with Clause Monet's "Impression: Sunrise" painting in 1874. French impressionists depicted light and color and was often embellished with romanticism; usually conveyed scenes filled with light and joy (Sayer)....   [tags: Art]
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Philadelphia Art Museum - The exhibit that I viewed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art was one about European Art between the years 1100-1500. This was a series of paintings, sculptures, architecture, and tapestry of the Medieval and Early Renaissance as well as objects from the Middle East. This exhibit was an important part of the history of the Philadelphia Museum of Art because for the first time, Italian, Spanish, and Northern European paintings from the John G. Johnson collection were shown. It gave me a good idea of what the paintings were like in these four centuries and reflected ideas of both the east and the west....   [tags: essays research papers] 636 words
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Metropolitan Museum of Art Critical/Research Paper - This work of art measures about 42 inches x 52 1/2 inches (“Venus and Adonis; Titian...”). The art was created using oil paint, a medium composed of pigments and varying types of vegetable oils, such as poppy, bear-seed, walnut, and linseed oils (Frank 122). The painting was done on stretched canvas, and thus it gives the painting a slight textured quality. The technique in which Titian painted this work accounts for the soft appearance of the colors. It can be observed that the paint is very well blended, leaving almost no sign of harsh brush strokes on the surface of the work....   [tags: Art Analysis ]
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The Museum of Modern Art - On December 7, 2013, the MOMA museum exhibited The Mystery of the ordinary (1926-1938), famous art works of Rene Magritte. Magritte, Belgium’s only surrealist painter describes his works as “de-familiarizing the familiar”, taking everyday situations and tweaking them with a contrasting object. As soon as you step into the exhibit there is a 59 1/4" x 6’ 4 7/8" (150.4 x 195.2 cm) painting on a canvas. In oil paint, Magritte expresses what looks like a violent murder, as a naked dead woman disturbing the interior peace of a room....   [tags: Rene Magritte exhibit] 1005 words
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My Time at the Philbrook Museum of Art - Congratulations. You have explored the upper level of the museum. Now for one last adventure, imagine that one artwork could come to life. Which one would you choose and what would happen. This is how I ended the new Family Gallery Guide, my largest project to date at the Philbrook Museum of Art. I had written scavenger hunts for children before, but when I was assigned the job of writing an entirely new interactive guide to the collections for kids and their families; it was both an honor and a daunting endeavor....   [tags: Personal Experience] 1575 words
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German Museum: Art Over the Water - The museum, Kunst über der Wasser, translated from German as “Art Over the Water,” is located in Boppard, Germany along the Rhine River. With large open windows that flaunt the stunning landscape and steel accents representing the river’s current, Kunst über der Wasser extends over the Rhine River illuminating the emphasis on works of art that showcase Earth’s greatest feature, water. Curators will strive to use only natural lighting in the Kunst über der Wasser in order to achieve a relaxing nature-like feel to the museum....   [tags: rhine river, claude monet]
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My Visits to the Guggenheim Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art - For my study, I visited two museums. First I went to the Guggenheim Museum which is located at Upper East Manhattan, at the corner of 89th Street and fifth Avenue, then I later visited Metropolitan Museum of Art. The reason why I decided to visit two museums is because Guggenheim does not display the kind of art I was interested in, as its main genre of art if Modern art. My focus for this project was studying work from the Renaissance period, by Piero di Cosimo, the painting of” A Hunting Scene”....   [tags: architectural analysis, painting review] 729 words
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Brown vs. Board of Education Art Exhibit - Black and White Walking into Krannert Art Museum, I experienced something I have never experienced before. That something was actually analyzing and appreciating artwork. I have been around artwork before and have looked at many times and I have enjoyed it but I have never really sat down with art to break it down and notice the little details that make it so powerful. Today I did at Krannert Art Museum while looking at their Brown vs. Board exhibit. I was able to break everything down and notice the details and by doing this I got a much more influential experience out of it....   [tags: Art Museum Exhibit Segregation] 1157 words
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A Day at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - A Day at the Metropolitan Museum of Art I. Jan van Eyck’s “Last Judgment” Jan van Eyck was active since 1422 and died in 1441. He was the most celebrated painter of the fifteen-century in Europe. One of his famous works is “The Last Judgment”. At first sight this work immediately attracted my attention. The painting’s stunning colors and the fact that it reminded me of a previous similar work I have seen, triggered in my mind. The material that is used is oil on canvas, transferred from wood....   [tags: Papers] 903 words
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San Jose Museum of Art - The San Jose Museum of Art is nicely decorated and furnished museum with many different types of art. I decided to start out by looking at some of the various paintings. There were many different kinds, including traditional oil paintings on canvas as well as ordinary paper. One that stood out in my mind was “Desert Restaurant” by John Register. It’s a painting of the inside of a diner sitting in the middle of an open desert. The picture gives an eerie sense of isolation. One sculpture that I remember was one by Oliver Jackson, which is untitled....   [tags: essays research papers] 408 words
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Whitney Museum of Art - The Whitney Museum of American Art has often been referred to a citadel of American Art, partially due to the museums façade, a striking granite building (Figure 1), designed by Bauhaus trained architect Marcel Breuer. The museum perpetuates this reference through its biennial review of contemporary American Art, which the Whitney has become most famous for. The biennial has become since its inception a measure of the state of contemporary art in America today. Since the Museum's opening in 1931, the collection has grown to more than 12,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and photographs, representing nearly 2,000 individual artists and providing the most complete overview of twent...   [tags: essays research papers] 1154 words
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Macon Museum of Art - Macon Museum of Art Macon Museum of Art, a not-for-Profit Corporation, is facing major financial problems since 2000 and up till 2002. Actions were needed to stop this cumulative loss and to achieve some profit for 2003. After reviewing the case at hand, one can see through the brief history of the museum that it was founded since 1925. In 1998, its name changed into the Jonathon A . Macon Museum of Art, the major benefactor whose endowment helped expending the facility in the district. The Macon Museum has different collections which are displayed periodically due to space limitations, but each collection is set in its building architecture that accents the display....   [tags: Business Management Marketing Essays] 888 words
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Austin Museum Of Art - The Austin Museum of Art was the first of the three galleries attended. At the time, the museum had a touring “Rock and Roll” exhibit, which had its focus on the influence of the Rock –and-Roll culture on art. The pieces were arranged in a chronological order and started with the Pop Art of the early 1960’s. Located in the section were two silk screens, one of Mick Jaggard and the other of Prince, done by Andy Warhol. There were a few other pieces in this time period that helped to point out a major turning point in both art and photography....   [tags: essays research papers] 728 words
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A Day at the Norton Simon Museum - A Day at the Norton Simon Museum It was the day of April 13, 2000. I woke up at exactly 12 o’clock because my boyfriend was to pick me up at 1 like we planned the night before. The day looked quite nice, but I was in a fowl mood. I got into a car accident the night before and had a huge argument with my parents about the car. I finally dragged myself into the shower and got ready in half an hour. Then I went downstairs, sat on my couch, and repeatedly told myself the day would hopefully turn out better than last night....   [tags: Norton Simon Museum Paintings Art Essays] 1220 words
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Brown vs. Board of Education Art Exhibit - One of Art’s Messages When I first walked into the Krannert Art Museum, I had no idea where to begin seeing that this was my first visit to the museum. So I asked a man who worked there to point me in the general direction of the exhibit known as “Eight Artists Address Brown v. Board of Education.” The man gave me directions, and showed me into the section for the exhibit. I walked into two small rooms, which I thought was a little small for the work of eight artists. Despite the size, I had no idea where to start....   [tags: Art Museum Exhibit Race Segregation] 1523 words
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Two Exhibitions on View at The Museum of Contemporary Art - ... The two typesets are placed on a carpet on the ground where you create your own epitaph. The instructions for this work are: Take a few minutes to compose the words for which you will be remembered and write a draft. Once you have completed your draft choose two cards for your epitaph and place them on top of each other. Gently pick up the letters of the metal stamps and hammer your epitaph letter by letter. Once you have completed your lettering, you may place your epitaph in the “cemetery.” Keep the second copy for yourself....   [tags: epitaph, Dirge, Sara VanDerBeek]
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Comparison of Painting of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart and Charles Willson Peale - On Saturday, March 15, 2014, I visited the Metropolitan Museum in New York. The gallery #753, which is a part of so-called American Wing, features oil paintings of the revolutionary period in America. The paintings seen in this gallery celebrate heroes and hard-fought battles of the new nation. The most popular type of painting of that time remained portraiture. Portraits in extremely large numbers figured in interiors, where they were arranged to convey not only domestic, but political messages as well....   [tags: Art, Museum, Revolution]
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Installation Art: beyond the Museum, beyond the Boundaries - Millions of coloured dots on the floor, ceiling, and walls. Six large-format, black and white video projections of men and women in their everyday activities. Two chainsaws in a violent dance to destroy the pure walls of the gallery space. Two elevators ten times smaller than the average man. One schoolroom with one backboard and eight over-sized chairs. One unicorn lying in the center of a perfect, open area. When one reads the above examples of installation art, no matter how educated they are, they are somewhat familiar with what each one entails....   [tags: Architecture] 2429 words
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Considerations for Finding Art Pieces or Artifacts for a Museum- Historical Importance Versus Revenue - It is challenging to decide which is of greater importance when finding art pieces or artifacts for a museum: the historical import or the profit margin. For some, cost-effectiveness or revenue produced in future by marketing replicas will be a priority, but for others historical importance and representativeness of the real historical article will be more important. The discernment between buying the work of a young artist with great promise at the expense of a classic art piece being put away or sold, in reference to which decision would be more worthwhile for future generations, is extremely difficult....   [tags: Archeology] 834 words
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Claude Oscar Monet's Water Lilies Located at The Carnegie Museum of Art - Following my exquisite trip to the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I have chosen to discuss Claude Oscar Monet's Water Lilies. Water Lilies is actually a series of roughly two-hundred fifty separate, but very similar, paintings of water lilies; however, I have chosen to focus on the one located at the Carnegie Museum of Art (“Water Lilies”). This painting caught my eye when we were focusing on Impressionism and Expressionism in class and I immediately recognized the painting when I saw it in the Carnegie Museum....   [tags: painting, impressionism, expressionism] 1350 words
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The Indianapolis Museum of Art: Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee by Ludolf Backhuysen - I visited the Indianapolis Museum of Art on the 13th of April. It was a very lovely visit and I was able to view many different pieces of artwork. The four that I have chosen to analyze are Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee by Ludolf Backhuysen, At the End of the Porch by John Sharman, Still Life by Abbott Henderson Thayer, and The Canal—Morning Effect by Richard Buckner Gruelle. Through viewing and analyzing these pieces I have come to the conclusion that artwork is more than just a picture....   [tags: artwork, paintings, portraits]
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Brown Vs. Board Of Education Exhibit - Brown Vs. Board Of Education Exhibit On Friday April 24, I ventured out to the Krannert Art Museum to visit the Brown vs. Board of Education exhibit. About fifty some odd yrs ago, the United States was practically transformed by that one court case. The Brown Vs. Board of Education case was, of course, a monumental and significant court room decision because it ended segregation in schools, which also later led to further actions towards ending segregation completely. When I arrived at the museum I noticed the area was very quiet and vast with art....   [tags: Art Museum Exhibit] 1505 words
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Toledo Museum of Art: Analysis of a Painting Crеatеd by Rachеl Ruysch in 1726 - Tolеdo Musеum of Art Projеct “Flowеr Still Lifе”, a painting crеatеd by Rachеl Ruysch in 1726, is thе piеcе I havе sеlеctеd. At first glancе thе big whitе bloom in thе cеntеr of thе painting is what caught my еyе. Thе rеst of thе bouquеt was almost hiddеn in thе dark background. It wasn’t until my sеcond look that I noticеd thе insеcts and all of thе othеr flowеrs. Aftеr a longеr look thе whitе bloom sееmеd to fadе as my еyеs movеd around thе rеst of thе painting. Thе prеsеncе of thе insеcts and thе ovеrall darknеss was thе most intеrеsting to mе....   [tags: flower still life, baroque period, Amsterdam]
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Nataraja of Shiva - When I went to Museum of Metropolitan of Art, I saw many interesting works of arts. I was so amazed by all of the art-work. It was a tough decision to choose one work to focus on for my art paper, but there was one sculpture that caught my eye; it was Nataraja of Shiva (11th century) from Ancient Southeastern Art located on the 2nd floor of the museum. The main message of this sculpture is focused on the idea of the boundaries of cosmos and the destruction and rebirth of the world. This paper will employ close visual analysis of this sculpture and describe how the visual elements of the work relate to its main theme....   [tags: Sanskritm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art]
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A Piece of Art from the Al-Sabah Collection Presented at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Texas - A piece of art is analyzed by the viewer which is presented at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston Texas. This particular piece is displayed in the Al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait. The item number is Inv. no. LNS 106 MS. The title provided by the museum informs the viewer that, this is a 17th century album page from Mughal dominions, India; which is made with Ink, colors, and gold on a paper. The painter used these materials and the overall theme of the art work to convey the message to the viewer that, the Mughals king is braver, powerful, and wealthy....   [tags: mughal kings, india, rectangular border] 721 words
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Analyzing The Shave - Museum Paper The title of the art work is called "Shave" by the artist James Rosenquist, this art work was made in the year of 1964; The size of the art work is 147.3 x 126.7 cm. Rosenquist art focused on the pop culture using paintings, printmaking and drawings through this a new era of advertising this presented a challenge in traditions. His art "Shave" is part of a collection called "The Panza Collection" in the Museum of Contemporary art. The medium used in this art piece is oil paint. The formal elements used in "Shave" are color and time and motion in order emphasize his content....   [tags: art, art work, James Rosenquist, museum] 548 words
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The Qatar Islamic Arts Museum - Introduction: In this research paper I am going to inform you about the desk research I carried out dealing with a service related organization. The organization I have chosen for my assignment is Qatar's Islamic Arts Museum. It is beyond questioning that I have chosen such an organization for various reasons. It is deeply related to the tourism, hospitality and leisure industry. Besides this, it is a major contributor to the current development of the cultural and entertainment sector in the state of Qatar....   [tags: Art]
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Exploring The Natural History Museum - The Natural History Museum is extraordinary place to explore and learn. It’s fun and breathtaking. The museum served as an agricultural fairground from 1872 until 1910. The original structure of the building from the 1913 and today’s structure are combined with a blend of many styles. Like a Spanish Renaissance ornamentation in the terracotta trimmings. There is a Romanesque style in the arched windows and the brick walls. The Beaux-Arts tradition is a T-shape floor plan. The building measures 75 feet in diameter with three wings....   [tags: Museum] 2048 words
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The Museum of Fine Arts: Madonna and Child with Souls in Purgatory - The Museum of Fine Arts (MFAH) in Houston, Texas is a world-renowned institution on 10 acres of land in the Museum District of Houston. Located just minutes from Downtown Houston, it houses permanent collections, traveling exhibits, two art schools, and boasts a sculpture garden and lunch café. The art is housed in two buildings, museum quality on their own. The Caroline Weiss Law building was designed by famed architect, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The other, designed by award-winning architect Rafael Moneo, is the Audrey Jones Beck building....   [tags: Art]
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The Museum of Fine Arts - The Museum of Fine Arts One pleasant afternoon, my classmates and I decided to visit the Houston Museum of Fine Arts to begin on our museum assignment in world literature class. According to Houston Museum of Fine Art’s staff, MFAH considers as one of the largest museums in the nation and it contains many variety forms of art with more than several thousand years of unique history. Also, I have never been in a museum in a very long time especially as big as MFAH, and my experience about the museum was unique and pleasant....   [tags: Art Forms, India]
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Observation of Social Behavior in the national Gallery of Art - ... The age of individuals traveling through the room varied greatly from infants to senior adults. The ethnicity of individuals covered a broad spectrum including, Causation, Asian, African, Indian, and Hispanic. Individuals moved around the room mainly in a clockwise manner. Over the duration of the observation the audible volume in the room never went above a low speaking voice with the exception of a small baby who started to cry. The parent of the infant was met with disapproving looks by the younger individuals in the room and light smiles by an elderly couple....   [tags: museum, interaction, reaction, demeanor] 1252 words
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Cultural Experience at James E. Lewis Museum - Cultural Experience at James E. Lewis Museum Art is known as one of the greatest assets that portrays different African cultures. African art includes pottery, sculptures, and masks. It serves different purposes such as entertainment, education, and communication with spirits. Wood, iron, clay, and textiles are used in sculpting pieces of African art, especially when creating masks. Art allowed African ancestors to preserve the value of the culture and maintain social order in communities. Each culture has its own artwork that presents a different meaning....   [tags: art, african cultures, pottery, sculpture]
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Centre Pompidou: Museum Architectural Design - At the advent of Museum Construction, it was as if these structures were being filled almost religiously to educate individuals on art. These pieces of art were filling palaces, homes, and other public structures to educate individuals on the wealth of the beneficiaries as well as the theme of the art that the walls would contain. Since that time, museum architectural deigns and the art held within the structures have changed very drastically. There has been a large shift recently in the museum community with individuals coming to art museums not out of their drive to be educated and enlightened, but rather to be entertained....   [tags: architecture, museum model, visitors]
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Museum Report Porcelain of Korea & China - Walking through the Museum Store doors of the Pacific Asia Museum and past the Mosher Gallery, viewers will find themselves surrounded by beautiful porcelain wares from earlier civilizations of Korea and also China. It is elaborated in the article, Global China: Material Culture and Connections in World History: " The significance of porcelain for the study of world history is due in part to its unique physical properties. Fired at very high temperatures, porcelains can withstand the ravages of time and nature, surviving for centuries to tell their stories, regardless of the seas or soils in which they are submerged and which quickly destroy items of cotton, silk, wood, and paper....   [tags: global china, korean art, world history]
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The Impact of Art - “Why do people look at pictures?” my young brother naively asked me. Looking at his big blue eyes, which were so desperate for an answer, I found myself dumbfounded by how these four simple words, arranged in that specific order, carried such profound philosophical baggage. Not being able to come up with a clear answer, I mumbled, “It’s complicated.” My answer troubled me more than the question itself. I wasn’t willing to accept the fact that I couldn’t answer such a fundamental, and simultaneously complex question posed by a seven-year-old....   [tags: Understanding Art Works, Reflection]
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The Lost Art of the Unfortunate - The Lost Art of the Unfortunate Introduction Art can be a vague subject. There are many different art movements, art forms, and art styles. What one finds pleasing, another may not. Some of the world’s population knows very little about art and the history of art, while others know all there is to know. But knowledge of any art work doesn’t mean one can’t interpret a piece in an intelligent way. Interpreting a piece of art comes of one’s thoughts and memories. One may find happiness in a dark, disturbing piece of art while another finds fear....   [tags: Art Movements, Styles, Techniques, Art]
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Choosing Museum Exhibits - All across the world there are hundreds of museums filled with history, information, exhibits, and famous documents. A variety of museums display artifacts of a mix of several cultures, historical events, famous people, and art work in the entire museum. Rather than having several different attractions, some museums are dedicated to showcasing exhibits based on a specific topic of history or interest. Therefore, museums with the purpose of educating people of a certain topic should only display artifacts, pictures, documents, and other such attractions germane to the museum’s theme of interest....   [tags: Museums]
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Early Christian Art - The most influential theme in art for centuries was that of religion. There have been many things that have influenced art over the generations. Nothing has had the impact on the art world that religions has. Many of the ancient art works were dedicated to the gods or other religious figures. The statues of the Ancient Egyptians were not just for beauty. Instead, they were representations of the gods and were meant to have significant meaning to the people who saw them. The people of the time knew the meaning of every reed, flower, bird, or animal that was depicted in the art....   [tags: Art and Religion]
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The True Value of Street Art - Mention the word graffiti and what typically comes to mind is something unpleasant and distasteful like indecent language scribbled on a wall of a store or crude pictures. Most graffiti is characterized as vandalism on property that does not belong to the culprit. Graffiti also displays negative graphics that promote some type of vulgar message such as violence, sex, drugs, gangs, and racism. On the other hand, when the terms “street” and “art” come together, a blast of colorful creations upon blank slates on the street comes to mind....   [tags: When Does Graffiti Become Art?]
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Should Photojournalism or Documentary Photography Be Considred Art? - "A photograph is not merely a substitute for a glance. It is a sharpened vision. It is the revelation of new and important facts." ("Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History."). Sid Grossman, a Photo League photographer expressed this sentiment, summarizing the role photography had on America in the 1940’s and 50’s. During this era, photojournalism climaxed, causing photographers to join the bandwagon or react against it. The question of whether photography can be art was settled a long time ago. Most major museums now have photography departments, and the photographs procure pretty hefty prices....   [tags: Contemporary Art]
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