Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The museum that I visited was the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles. When I first got to the museum, the first thing that caught my eye was the Urban Lights sculpture built in 2008 outside, by Chris Burden. The sculpture has two-hundred and two restored cast iron antique street lamps. The sculpture was painted in white and the actual size was 320 ½ x 686 ½ x 704 ½ inches. Also the whole building had remarkable architectural features. As you walk from room to room, there was a guard in each room. The atmosphere of the museum was very pleasant and comforting. The artwork that was most fascinating was called Die Quelle (The Spring), made in about 1895. The artist of this painting was Hans Thoma who was a German artist from 1839-1924. The painting was part of The Burton G. Bettingen Gallery. The medium used for the painting was oil on canvas and it is in its original hand painted frame. Also the size of the painting is 44 ½ x 34 ½ in. (113.03 x 87.63 cm); frame 56 ¼ x 46 ½ x 2 in. (142.88 x 118.11 x 5.08 cm). The artwork and the label were well lighted and easy to appreciate. The reason for choosing this piece of artwork was because of its relaxing colors, calming landscape, angelic surroundings. As you walk into the room, the vibrant colors stand out and make your focus go straight to that painting. In the painting, the scenery is very calming and relaxing. The woman and muse are playing calming music on a rock by a spring. Also the water flowing out of the spring contributes to the calming scenery. It relaxes the mind and the body at the same time. On the other hand, the two muse flying in the air by the woman give off an angelic surrounding to the whole painting. It kind of makes you feel as if you are in Heaven and in a wonderful paradise of relaxation. They also contribute to the calming scenery of this painting. The whole mythological theme of the painting is what intrigues people to this painting. The...
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