Art Museum

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Many in the modern world seem to take great pride in the rapid pace which life holds for most of us. It is as if we might squeeze a few more precious moments of life's experience for ourselves if we move a bit faster. In reality, we rob ourselves of the enjoyment of the slow consideration of the phenomena we experience everyday. Art is something static which we might use to slow us in our perception of our world. It is not required that art be something static in motion but in thought. It is not something to be considered with only fleeting attention. A single painting could mean millions of different things to different people. It is the value of possibility and of perception that is so important. The Weatherspoon Art Museum at UNCG is a …show more content…
If not for the people, the museum would be only a building full of objects without meaning and without importance. From the very young to the old, men, women, any person imaginable can be seen viewing and appreciating the art and enjoying the experience. Many can be seen with quizzical looks when viewing different pieces. It can be assumed that many of these looks can either be attributed to the strangeness of what is being viewed, or perhaps because it is difficult to understand why some of the things shown were made in the first place.
The pale walls of the gallery seem to bring the art they surround into greater relief, although if intricate décor was interspersed between the art it would definitely distract from the main attraction. One particular attraction that grasps much attention most firmly was the sculpture garden. It is enough to see framed and flat painting mounted against the wall, but to see things that can be walked around gives greater dimension to what is seen. A piece that was particularly interesting was the Triangular Solid with circular by David Graham. It was created using translucent materials and is really nothing more than simple geometry however the effect that is created is something quite perplexing. It creates something that quite clearly creates the illusion of a distortion of reality. One can walk around it several times before the illusion is complete is its…