THE LOVE OF ART

Mi'Kalah Newsome

Fuseli Tribute I, Andrew McLeod, 2009, From the collection of: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
This piece of art is very unique. When I first looked at it, it kind of tricked my eyes because of all the different images that are being shown. I feel like the artists used the texture and the colors of the piece of art to make it sort of have a dramatic effect.
Claret jug, Gorham Manufacturing Company, 1893 - 1893, From the collection of: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
When I first viewed this work of art, I thought about something that my grandma has displayed in here house. My grandma loves to collect china glasses and paintings and this looks like something that she has. I like this piece of art because it looks elegant. The artists made it stand out by using bright colors on the actual art, but a darker background and I like the way the colors flow together.
Harvesters, Anna Ancher, 1905, From the collection of: Skagens Museum
When I first looked at this work of art, I automatically became emotional because I thought about my ancestors and the slave days. But, as I zoomed in on the picture I noticed that the person in the front was African American and the two in the back were not. This work of art depicted slavery in a total different way and also in my opinion shows that African Americans and whites can work together, unity.
Procuro-me, Lenora de Barros, 2002, From the collection of: MAM, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo
This was one of my favorites I seen as I was strolling through all of the different galleries. I am a Criminal Justice major so when I saw it I automatically thought about mugshots. But, as I looked and observed the photo it is showing different looks and phases of the same person. I like that because a person does not always have to be the same, or look the same. Also, the writing was in a different language which made me curious to what it said so I looked it up.
The Starry Night, Vincent van Gogh, 1889, From the collection of: MoMA The Museum of Modern Art
Growing up going to a performance art Elementary school, I seen this work of art a lot. It is one of the most famous paintings and honestly one of my favorites as well. Vincent van Gogh did a lot of paintings, but this one is unique. The colors that he used blended so well and beautiful together.
Wall drawing #1091: arcs, circles and bands (room), Sol LeWitt, 2003, From the collection of: Art Gallery of New South Wales
The first thing that crossed my mind when I saw this was homosexuality and gay pride. I like how the rainbow colors stand out and how the artists used different lines and shapes to give it a certain illusion. The white box looks like a door and with the rainbow colors it just really reminds me of how homosexuality has been talked about a lot in the media over the past few years and it is kind of like giving them hope and showing them that it is okay.
Detail, Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria, South Africa, Abrie Fourie, 2001, From the collection of: SCAD Museum of Art
Gold is one of my most favorite colors and the golden color in this work of art really caught my eye. I like how on one side it is darker and one side is lighter, it gives it a illusion and effect. The dark brown line in the middle reminds me of the future.
Study of a Seated Nude Woman Wearing a Mask, Thomas Eakins, American, 1844 - 1916, 1863-1866, From the collection of: Philadelphia Museum of Art
Nudity is something that has always been talked about. The nature of the human body in my opinion is really beautiful. Also, the woman in this work of art is not the typical size zero woman that people expect to see and that also is what made me like this work. I am not a size zero and I want to be able to feel comfortable in my own skin without someone judging an this photo shows me that even though the nudity is being shown, she still may not feel comfortable or her body size is not accepted because her face is not being shown.
Stirrup-spout bottle with incised designs, Cupisnique style, 1500 BC - 500 BC, From the collection of: MALI, Museo de Arte de Lima
blanket, Navajo, c. 1850, From the collection of: Denver Art Museum
The pattern and colors of this piece is what caught my eye. The artists used different shapes, sizes and colors to make it have a illusion. It reminds me of a bandana's that people use to put in their pockets or wrap their hair up with.
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