Bowers Museum Experience

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On Saturday, January 23rd, 2016, I visited the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California. I observed several exhibitions on display, and I ultimately decided to write my report on Fannie Eliza Duvall’s Confirmation Class. Confirmation Class is an oil painting on canvas, and measures 20 by 30 inches. The painting with origins in Los Angeles, California, was produced in 1897, and was one of the first paintings done by a local artist to adopt new theories of Impressionism through California themes. What attracted me to this painting was the selection of the warm color scheme used to create a relaxing and pleasant drawing to look at as opposed to the larger selection of abstract and non-representational art on display at the Bowers Museum. Another reason as to why I chose to write my report on this specific drawing was the fact that this drawing was from a small bunch produced in my home state of California on display.
In Confirmation Class, the shrubbery, bars on the windows, and the girls’ legs are a presentation of hard and soft line. Geometric shapes are presented within square doors and windows, and the circular arches in the
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I was excited to start my day by going to the museum on Saturday morning. I had originally decided to visit the Broad Museum in Los Angeles; however, I decided to give my local museum a go. After all, the Bowers Museum was the last museum I had gone to. I regretted my decision. The Bowers Museum does hold several exhibitions, but I found it lacking in actual drawings and paintings. It seems as if they prioritize artifacts over print media. The museum is big and it’s easy to lose yourself in its long hallways. It’s disappointing to see much valuable space, in my opinion, go to waste. In conclusion, I was expecting to see hallways covered in art like I’ve seen in galleries, rooms filled with rarities and beauty, but unfortunately that was not the
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