Friday, March 29, 2019
Art Museum Visit Reflection Paper
Art Museum Visit Reflection PaperVisit to the metropolitan Museum of Art at New York CityLast week I visited the metropolitan Museum of Art at New York City. This museum, also known as The Met is a huge building with nineteen departments and around two billion art gashs stored and displayed in its art galleries. The main art gallery of the museum, i.e. The Met is superstar of the largest galleries of the existenceThere be several categories of art whole kit and caboodle displayed in different portions of the museum. The main categories and collections of the art works displayed at the museum ar American art, Ancient Near Eastern art, American decorative arts, Asian art, Egyptian art, Greek and Roman art, African art, South American art, art related to to arms and armory, European art, Islamic art and spiritual collections. The art works include various forms, though moving-picture shows and sculpture are the main forms. Collections comprising weapons and armory, musical the ater instruments, costumes and building interiors are some other important art forms at display in the museum.Visit to museums has endlessly been a pleasant live on for me. Museums open doors to a world of fantasy. By entering the doors of a technical museum, it is possible to close off the doors of mind to the harsh realities of the real world for a while. Visit to a museum is akin to visiting a queen land. It is a wonderful and refreshing experience to see the relics of past from much(prenominal) close proximity. I have particularly been interested in paintings. A painting is aught less than an incarnation of the imagination of the painter. The manner in which an artist brings the lifeless canvas to life by using strokes of his or her brush is amazing. It is a life created by the artist using nothing more than few mundane objects like a brush, colors, oil or water and a canvas. Religious art works have always intrigued me a lot due to my interest in comparative count of reli gions and the collection at the Met was a treat for my eyes.I had a hazard to observe many beautiful and mesmerizing artworks at the museum but at the moment I will discuss the following three artworks, since the memories of these artworks are still fresh in my mind due to the strong fix made by thembloody shame and Child Enthroned with enshrinesStoclet MadonnaTemple of DendurMadonna and Child Enthroned with Saints were done by Italian painter named Raphael. Raphael belonged to the High spiritual rebirth era of art. This form of art was patronized by Pope Julius II and Italy was the focal point of this era and Michelangelo, Leonardo de Vinci and Raphael were the prominent artists This is a bourgeois erect of art and it was painted by Raphael when he was about xx one years old. This painting as the name depicts, shows Saint John, Saint Peter and Saint Paul with Madonna and the youngster. Raphael had painted this work for the convent of SantAntonio which was held at Perugia. O n the desires of the nuns, Raphael painted this work in a truly unprogressive manner and the painted shows Saint John and the Christ fully clothe in this work. Considering that it was an early work, this work has a strong influence of Raphaels teacher Perugino. A significant feature of this piece of art is the fact that at that place is only one panel of any altarpiece created by Raphael in the United States and apart from this work there is no other standardized artwork by Raphael in any American museum.. This art piece was completed in year 1504 and oil and gold have been employ as medium on a wooden base.The second piece of art is also about Madonna and child Christ. It is a painting as well. This piece shares another commonality with Raphaels piece in basis that it has also been painted by an Italian artist. This piece was painted by Duccio di Buoninsegna in the medieval era. The medium used by Duccio for this painting is poster colour and gold on a base of wood. This pai nting was bought by the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a cost of around forty five one thousand thousand US dollars and it is reportedly the costliest purchase of this museum. Surviving works of Duccio are very rare and this is the reason for the high value of this painting. This painting is known as Stoclet Madonna due to the fact that the name of the family which privately owned this paiting onwards its acquisition by the museum was Stoclet. The year of completion of this painting is around 1300 A.D and portrays the child Christ and the Virgin Mary only. Significant feature noted in this painting was the simplistic portrayal of the child and the mother and use of round forms.The third artwork which I want to write about in this narrative is not a painting but a synagogue. This temple was gifted by the government of the Republic of Egypt to United States in 1978. The superior location of this temple was around Aswan dam on the river Nile. This temple was be by submersion due t o construction of the dam and hence it was razed from its original location to save. In the 15th century BC, Egypt was ruled by a Roman governor named Petronius. This temple was built by Petronius in dedication to antediluvian patriarch Egyptian goddess Isis and her brother Osiris. Emperor Augustus of Rome licenced this temple. The structure of the temple is made of sandstone and the temple has various engravings and carvings depicting the religious symbols of the Roman-Egyptian era of the 15th century BC. Base of the temple shows carvings of lotus plants and papyrus. These symbols are associated with river Nile and river Nile in turn was religiously a symbol of life for the ancient Egypt in a similar manner as river Ganga is a religious connotations for Hindus in India. The most prominent theme that is repeated in the temple is the carvings of the forms of goddess Isis, her brother Osiris and their son Horus. Another striking feature is graffiti scribbled in English that were lef t by the visitors when the temple was in its original location.