MUSEUM ANALYSIS 6
Any piece of artistic work is expected to deliver certaininformation to the normal person out there (Baca, 2006). Thiscreates the connection of the art involved and the person trying tounderstand it. In the above art work the artist has tried to showthe correlation of different elements how artistic elements have beendone by an artist, matters a lot as it simplifies his work ofdelivering the message to the ordinary person (Baca, 2006). The artabove shows a part of a building which seems to be old and withminimal maintenance.
The artist, in the picture above has used different colors insending his message. However he has dominantly usedthe brown colorespecially in the middle part of his work, which covers a largerpercentage of the space available.
However the intensity of his usage of this color varies from onepart to the other. The tone changes depending on the amount of lightand the position of objects. In the background one can see greencolor, depicting the surroundings which show some vegetation. He hasincorporated some shades of grayish colors in the foreground. He hasused a white color in some parts of his work which shows someformations of molding in the structure. He has also used some blackspots on the middle structure. This brings forward the architecturaleffect of the structure (Baca, 2006.).
The shape which has been presented by the artist is architectural.Most of the objects used are flat and geometric. He has tried workout this effect through applying g of some paints. This has broughtabout some environmental effect on the structure.The shapes usedseem to be strong enough with rigid foundation. The sizes are not thesame al through. However the artist has tried to bring together thoseshapes that are of the same size to show uniformity in his work. Themiddle ground structure seems to stand out from the rest. It is talland covering mush of his work. He has chosen to use geometric methodwhich brings out rectangular shapes perfectly.
The artist has balanced the space usage. He has illuminated theforeground objects to bring them close to theviewer and deliverhis message. All spaces of his work are covered with objects. Thenature of his work has forced him to bring out the art of layeringhis objects. The three dimensional aspect has helped the artist toshow us some of the objects in the three grounds- fore, middle andbackground. He has perfectly utilized this aspect to cover allspaces in his work.
The artist has also shown the interaction of the light and thesetting of his work. He has perfected this through the use of colortone and intensity. However the lights in this case seem to benatural.
The artist has used both smooth and rough surfaces to bring out thekind of materials used in his work. He has gone to the extent ofmaking some of his surfaces shine apart from being smooth. This hasbeen due to light effect. The two types of texture have also beenused to bring the aspect of environmental effect such as water ormoisture on the surfaces.
The objects have also been separated through the user of linesthrough. This has worked well in his geometric representation. Hehas used lines to bring out shapes and direction such as horizontaland vertical directions.
There are some aspects of rhythmic repetition of objects to bringout the shapes and direction in his work. He has tried to bring outthe symmetrical aspect of his work by balancing the use of space.
The artist has made use of his skills in drawing and painting. He hasbrought perfectly the three dimensional view of the objects. The useof intensity and toning has shown his ability of making use of hismedium.
One of the artistic techniques that come out clearly is the use ofcolors. For example, the use of green color correlates withgreenvegetation which he has been able to make use of it.
The lines have also been used in bring the shape of his work such aslayering. He has also used this aspect to show the sharp edges of theobjects. This has also brought out the shapes, for instancerectangular surfaces. This has also been used to bring out movementand direction.
The intensity of color has been of great help in showing the effectsof environmental factors on the surfaces of the objects. A goodexample is the effect of rain which has made some colors to fade.
The white color brings the formation of mold right from the top tothe bottom of some parts of the middle objects. The use of balancingof the objects has made the artist to be able to bring to the forethe very part of his work, which he wants to connect to the viewer.The painting effect has made the use of space more effective. Thishelps in showing the boundary among the fore, middle and backgrounds(Zakaras, 2008).
At the same time, the setting of his work seems to be in aresidential area which might not be highly populated. However theintention of the artist was not to show the work of art in the wholeproject but for the viewer to learn.
The green color used by the artist has brought out the feeling oflife. The structure seems to be standing alone, but at the same timeit is surrounded by life. The white color used to symbolize molds isan extension of this-life, where the artist tries to let us know thatthere is no loneliness in his representation. The structure seem likeit is dilapidated, by the fact that it has collapsed at the top.This, together with color fading might bring the effect of human andenvironmental factors on such structures.
Texture has been widely used by the artist to bring out the natureof the materials used in the real objects of such nature. However thesetting seems to be quite without so many activities. Can this showsome aspects of loneliness? However this might be contradictory sincethere seem to be a natural source of light, which might againsymbolize life (Zakaras, 2008).
This work of art could however be used as a tourist attraction at thesame time. This is because it does not seem to miss the humanrecognition of its nature. There it is preserved and at the same timebeing allowed to follow how nature dictates-by the presence of molds.
The message being brought forward by the artist seem to reflect thateven though the structure is standing alone, it is lively and veryvaluable if well utilized.
Baca, M., & Visual Resources Association. (2006). Catalogingcultural objects: A guide to describing cultural works and theirimages. Chicago: American Library Association.
Zakaras, L., & Lowell, J. (2008). Cultivating demand for thearts: Arts learning, arts engagement, and state arts policy.Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corp.