The enriching experience of listening to live music has been a pleasurable pastime for many individuals since the creation of music itself. The ability for musicians to provoke profound emotions in others is a form of social communication that is unmatched by any other type of human connection which allowed music to retain its popularity throughout history. Without an artistic mode of expression for humans to communicate what can’t be directly spoken, life becomes dull and devoid of emotion where the only clear method left of expression is through verbal and linguistic communication. Music, in general, acts as a unifying intermediate where both the historical tales of the era coincide with the rhythmic stylings of the composers to evoke compelling
In this museum, we will be showing you artwork throughout history that all shares a similar theme in all of them. All of the art pieces in this museum all involve nature and seascapes, many artists throughout history have drawn nature and the ocean that is around them or beautiful place that they made up, but many of these beautiful landscapes were made with no specific theme in mind except beauty, many of these painting are supposed to depict beauty in the eye of the beholder, but many of these painting may still seem dark and gloomy.
The exhibit is located at Texas State University, San Marcos and I visited on December 1st. The titles of the work I chose was The Photographer, Getting Even, Carousel Bartender, Chandelier and Alex’s Music Room. The year this work was published was in 2003. The art shown is photographs in black and white and is hand tinted with color oils. The subject of this art is to showcase events in everyday life. By expressing it emotional and creativity by capturing the things many people wouldn't think that are a realty Paint of the artwork is really has a lot of going on outside of the main attraction. In Alex’s music’s room the first thing that captures your eyes is all the red in the painting and the violins, harper and the cymbal on the floor. When you look closer into the painting you can see crazy details. Like the lions laying around in the music room and the candles in the pieced looks as if it's a person not really a candle. The decoration on the chandelier looks like there is really gems hanging in the art. In the art piece Getting Even its isn’t as detailed but it makes you wonder how did Schenck catch this moment on his camera. The painting its taking place in some field of flowers. It’s late at night and it looks like a man is about to kill another person but the other human being is just standing there. I guess the person is getting even by homicide since that’s the name of the painting. The painting doesn’t really focus on the people in it. It focusses more on the scenery because its more emphasized in the painting. The people are more a shadow and in the background I would say. My favorite painting out of the five would have to the be the Carousel Bartender you can see it in my expression. When I was looking at the art this was the first painting that caught my attention. The lights caught my attention since its almost
The museum had an ample amount of artwork on display, in addition to the permanent collection, the museum offered three special art exhibits. I must admit I had not visited a museum for quite some time and I appreciated the entire display of artwork. The first area I entered composed of one single display, Red Grooms’ “Model for the Fox Trot Carousel.” Next, I observed Hassan Hajjaj: “My Rock Stars” which contained several artwork of people with instruments. Finally, I entered the exhibit that contained Veda Reed’s “Day into the Night.” Immediately, I fell in love with this display of artwork, particularly Day into Night, Lunar Halo, and Daybreak.
A major theme that can be seen through Mutu’s collection of works is femininity and an emphasis on a strong female narrative. Mutu uses her artwork to show her journey as a women artist. She toys with the Western culture’s idea of the ideal female by distorting her female characters through her collages combining fantasy and mystical characteristics. By using common day items from cutout magazines and reinventing their purposes through her collages, demonstrates how different cultures, although each having its own individuality can combine. Mutu dismembers the normal female body and reconfigures it to express her idea or theme she’s tackling. Inside the exhibit, I found Humming hung on a large divider next to Mutu’s Suspended Playtime, balls made from garbage bags hung from the ceiling. Humming, easily able to be overlooked due to its distracting neighbor, luckily caught my attention. Each female figure is created through hundreds of intricate details and different pieces signifying how women are constantly exposed to different ideals that continue to change, as well as putting emphasis on the individuality of each female. The female figure stands on the right-hand portion of the painting,
Kusama is a conceptual artist and self-proclaimed ‘obsessive’, whose daring works has been dealing with notions of repetition. Her stunning and wildly abstract composition of dots, the ‘Obliteration Room’ is entirely covered with endless coloured dots, which is a representation of the artist’s psyche, wherein hallucinations have haunted her since childhood. She utilized “ready-made” materials, stickers to create her immersive installation. Kusama’s ongoing obsession with repetition creates an infinity perception of the space, which creates an illusory atmosphere that confuses the viewer’s perception and spatial orientation. The unique sensory and psychological experience enables each viewer to momentarily get “lost” in Kusama’s mesmerizing world. The choice of a domestic environment with specifically local characteristics is intended to create an air of familiarity that makes participants, especially children, comfortable to engage with the installation with little or no prompting. Kusama really fits into art history, and she was there in late Surrealism and the birth of Pop Art. She has a relationship to Minimalism and in the beginnings of performing art, but she was never attached to any one movement for very long. Ultimately, we can see that Kusama challenged the prevailing moral frameworks to engage the audience in a different
In the 21st century landscape, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, are among a plethora of media outlets vying for our attention. We constantly check our email, text messages, and “likes.” In an age of instant gratification and over saturated social media scene, Adam Magyar managed to capture the beautiful stillness in some of the busiest areas of the world, where people are also the most isolated, wrapped up their phones, in their thoughts and themselves. His art is meant to be experienced not just viewed, and is relatable to anyone who has been lonely in a crowded room while simultaneously feeling trapped in a cage.
Music is an art form that has continued to be practiced and expressed over the past few hundred years. It is commonly used as a multi-national form of nonverbal communication, meaning that it is the universal language that is understood amongst all cultures. While music is commonly used for enjoyment and leisure, it has the capacity to take on many other qualities. Music is the type of expressive art form that allows a wide range of emotions to be expressed, ranging from happiness to sadness and everything in between. This broad spectrum of emotions can lead to physical effects, both negative and positive, that can either improve or harm a
Dancers clad in monochromatic, grey outfits, sprawled out throughout the museum moved at an impossibly slow rate. The line between falling and crawling is blurred as the dancers inched up and down a staircase between art galleries. Signs encouraged onlookers to use the stairs, but many remained distant. I took the opportunity to travel the staircase and view the installation from nearly every angle imaginable. It was nearly impossible to leave, for their steady state of fragmented, miniscule, movement created a constantly developing product. One dancer turned out their leg to reveal an inner thigh studded with giant black gems and rhinestones. In other areas of the museum, it was at first easy to miss the performers, sometimes the rhinestones being the only aspect that removed them from the onlookers, and established their position as performers.
Music has even been described as a ‘language of the emotions’ by some authors (Cooke 1962). To begin, this piece will address our day-to-day experience of listening to music, and the effects music has on the listener, ultimately enabling an immediate emotional response from that specific musical happening. Both the non-structural and structural musical components like melody, rhythm, harmony, tempo, and major and minor modality will be noted in this analyzation of musical emotion and what particular musical elements are likely to trigger those responses. For my visual representation, I created a collage book of my own drawings, photographs, and digital collages that express the varied genres of music and each unique effect a particular genre may have on the individual. Each page is completely distinct from others and communicates the different feelings and emotions I felt during my listening exercise. My objective is to achieve what music and freedom mean to me by visually describing these concepts. To continue, a genre of music can be a representation of mood, as well as a lifestyle choice, and in my visual component I feel I have successfully produced an overall representation of a lifestyle.
The Role of Music in Society: A Means to Spur Creativity or Calm People Down?
I recently visited the Menil Collection, this is a very small humble museum. The Menil Collection is a museum that holds multiple artworks. The museum is located in a neighborhood next to a little area where people can go out and picnic and hang out with the their families for a while. I fact about the Menil Collection that surprised me was how they consider their grass art. My sister and I accidently stepped on the grass not knowing it was art and when we were handed a booklet describing a couple of their art pieces the grass was on their! The museum also has a couple of sculptures and landmarks located right outside the building. Before stepping in into the museum I observed that it was very small, and I thought there was not going to be any interesting art pieces since it was so small. The outside of the building was very simple, it was a white small building with large windows, nothing that really caught my attention. Once we were greeted by the employee we collected a couple of brochures for the background information of the artworks and we headed in. The first room of the museum really did not have any interesting art pieces, they were basic squares and circles with primary colors. I really enjoyed how the art pieces were separated depending on their movement, such as surrealism,abstract,and sculptures. There were many special exhibitions, the one that stood out the most to me was “ Hurting the word Radio”. This art piece was created by Edward Ruscha using oil on
Music is an important part of our day to day lives whether we see it that way or not! It can impact us in unimaginable ways by changing our whole lives completely, but i can also allow of to share a moment with people that we have and will not ever meet. Sometimes even without us knowing or thinking about it. Music is not only an emotional outlet, but rather a unifier like seen in the works of “ J- Balvin”, Lin- Manuel Miranda and much more. Creating a topic we can all share and relate to , whether we already know it or not, and whether we want to admit it or not for that reason music one of the most meaningful ways to express and connect to others. For that reason music can be one of thee, if not the sole most important unifier even through unyielding barriers.
The music inspires more togetherness and also impacts few little things that change the way of character’s behavior, personality, an attitude which creates conflict down the road.
At first glance of the downstairs exhibition space, one can easily become very overwhelmed. The art appears extremely cluttered, with no easily deciphered pattern- it all seems random. Traditional black and white images flow