Essay On Art Museum Experience

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EXPERIENCE PAPER: ART MUSEUM OPTION

I’d like to preface by saying why I choose the art museum experience. I had never been to an actual art museum before. I took an online art class my freshman year and found the work to be fascinating. Even the pieces that weren’t my favorite I could see the emotion portrayed in them, but actually getting to experience it in person was truly awe-inspiring. Being able to really see the detail in the brush strokes or the shadows in the contrast was amazing. I took my girlfriend and baby girl with me and we are already planning a second trip.

“SCAVENGER HUNT”
1. you don’t consider to be art at all (briefly explain why!)
Loincloth- no artist, 1200-1400 made of Cotton
So I choose this Loincloth as what I didn’t consider as art. It was plain white and without detail or embellishment. Some of these selections are hard
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I love that it is as relevant today as it was more than 250 years ago. FEMALE- Portrait of a Woman in a Blue Turban by Eugene Delacroix 1827 Oil on canvas.
I selected this painting because is the one of the few paintings of a woman of color. She is dressed elegantly and painted in such a respectful way making it truly unique. She isn’t the typical subject of the time and I appreciate the paintings subtle nod to Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. The model is unknown but that doesn’t make her any less special. NATURE- Water Lilies, Claude Monet 1908 Oil on canvas.
Monet is one of my favorite artists; I would look at the pictures before reading their narratives and was proud of myself for getting the artist right for this one. I love his soft colors and his ability to capture the realism of nature. The reflection or the trees on the water is truly beautiful.

ROMAN-Sarcophagus with Battle Scene, Roman 2nd Century A.D
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