Utah Museum of Fine Arts

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Tanner Wiest
Period 1 2/26/12
Enrichment
Utah Museum of Fine Arts
On February 25, 2012, I went to the Utah Museum of Fine Arts at the University of Utah. There was a traveling art exhibit from Syracuse University Art Galleries that would be there till March 6.. The exhibit contained eighteen pieces of artwork by Georges Rouault. The exhibition is of his Cirque de Letoile Filante project, which consists of pieces centered on the single theme of a circus. His style of art would fall under the classification of Fauvism and Expressionism.

Some of the important pieces of art that were on display were Madame Louison, which was painted in 1935 as a color etching on aquatint wove paper. It depicts a woman dancing, with one arm over her waist. Another painting that jumped out of me, was Georges’s Tristes Os, which was painted in 1934. It also was painted as a color etching on aquatint wove paper. It depicts a man posing with his hands on his hips. Another great painting that I liked was his Master Aurthur, which was painted in 1934. It was painted as a color etching on aquatint wove paper, and depicts a man posing with his hands on his hips in front of a woman sitting on a chair.

The art exhibit was a very nice change from what I have previously done for enrichment. I was able to expose myself to art, which I have never previously done. It was my first time at an art museum, and seeing famous artwork in person. Not only was I fortunate enough to see this exhibition while it was at the Museum of Fine Arts, I was able to see other amazing artwork that was on display from local artists. In all, I was grateful that I chose to do something different for a change and see a small part of the immense amount of art that is out there. I definitely will go down to the Museum again next time there is a major exhibit to expose myself to other forms of art.
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