Metropolitan Museum of Art
Extra Credit Project
The Burghers of Calais by Rodin
Cow Skull Red White and Blue
Georgia O'Keeffe is one of my favorite artists. Firstly, because of her use of color. Every one of her paintings are so saturated with rich colors, that pop off the canvas. I also love her focus on things of nature, like the cow skull in the painting, and her other works of flowers. But, most of her flowers and even the cow skulls have an abstract twist on them, which makes them that much more intriguing. Aside for her art itself, I admire her for being a prominent female artist is a wide range of male greats.
The Town Beach
People are always asking "What makes this art?". This sculpture by Kapoor, though I am not familiar with the artist, this piece quickly became one of my favorites. It is beautiful in itself, the shape, the simplicity of it. But, my favorite part of this is the interactive element.
Self Portrait with a Straw Hat
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Wheat Fields Cypresses
Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lilies
Bouquet of Sunflowers
Garden at Sainte-Adresse
The Little Fourteen Year Old Dancer
The Death of Socrates
Aristotle with Bust of Homer
Some of My Favorites
1. Armoire, Woodwork - Charles-Guillaume Diehl & Mounts - Emmanuel Fremiet
2.The Cathedrals of Broadway, Florine Stettheimer
3.House of Fire, James Rosenquist
4.Stretcher Frame with Cross Bar III, Roy Lichtenstein
5.Spectrum V, Ellsworth Kelly
6.Sunflowers, Joan Mitchell
7.White Flag, Jasper Jons
8.Untitled, Morris Louis
9.Outburst, Judit Reigl
10. Rouen Cathedral: The Portal (Sunlight), Claude Monet
11. External Spring, Auguste Rodin
12. Hand of God, Auguste Rodin
13. Madame Thadee Natanson, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Going through the pictures I took of the pieces that caught my eye at the Met, I notice a trend in what I find appealing. Color and texture are two things that run consistently through the pieces. Bright, pops of color, like in the untitled piece by Morris Louis, are things that I find beautiful in art. Even works that are white, like the Hand Of God by Auguste Rodin, have color in the shadows and in the reflections from things around it. Color is so important to any piece of art. It sets the mood of a painting, or tells a story about the focus. Even black and white pictures or paintings, are still affected by color. I find something intriguing and magical about how much color alters things we look at, not just on the surface, but how we physiologically perceive it. Personally, I am a very tactile, and the texture of something might determine if I do or do not like it.
Going into the George Bellows exhibit, I did not know much about his work or him as an artist. When leaving the exhibit, he suddenly became one of my favorite artists. On of my favorite parts about Bellows is how his paintings at a distance look intricate and extraordinary but when examining them up close, its a blurred image.