Balboa Park Museum

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Jessica Carrasco
August 9, 2010
Art 100 – 40676
The Timken Museum, Balboa Park

The Timken Museum is located in Balboa Park. The museum is permanently displaying Putnam Foundation Collection. This specific collection contains art work spanning from old American art to Russian Icons from the Moscow and Novgorad schools. I found that of the Italian pieces, the first that I enjoyed is Luca Carlevarij’s oil painting of The Piazzetta at Venice displays great depth and the dimensions. Because of the artists’ mathematical training early in his life, this scene portrays the view of the town from the Grand Canal, by using almost precise accuracy. The faces of the people in the painting were in depth and the lines used make my appreciation of it. The wide span of colors and hues were very intriguing by making the painting come to life. The light used was natural. The emotional al context of this painting was just the daily life of everyday people and the real beauty of that.

The second Italian piece is the Portrait of a Lady in a Green Dress by Bartolomeo Veneto 1530. This portrait is one of my favorites because of its deep hues and the woman who had been chosen. This woman with her pale skin and odd features has made me remember the portrait of Anne Boleyn, one of the wives of King Henry IIIV. The dress seemed as if you were to touch it you would actually be able to feel what the fabric felt like. There is beauty in this dark portrait because the artist has used the light on her face to brighten it which makes it a bold portrait.

The last of the Italian pieces, Madonna and Child and Two Angels, with Twelve Scenes from the Passion by The Magdalene Master and an Unknown Florentine Painter was a very gory depiction of what Jesus went through while he lived here on earth. There are engraved holes around the head pieces of the woman and child in the center of this portrait. The beauty of this tempura painting is that the colors are all flowing from green to...
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