Art Brooks Paper
My Experience at the Brooks Museum
The brooks museum starts off with an exhibit built from old televisions. It was a very big and tall surprise to see as soon as I walked into the museum. The people at the front desk go out of their way to greet you as soon as they see you come in and were very friendly. On Wednesday it is “Give what you can” day so all they take is a donation for your admission into the museum. They also have special events in the evening and on the day I went they were doing the Pissarro Exhibit: Creating the Impressionist Landscape. Camille Pissarro was a man who loved to paint landscapes. He was more interested in painting the impression of a scene instead of the details and this is why he was an impressionist. Some of the paintings in the Pissarro Exhibit that caught my eye were 1.) “Flood at Saint-Quen-l’Aumone” (1873): it was very emotional and had a good use of color; 2.) “The Avenue” (1871): this was in Sydenham, it was contemporary with modern effects like fresh new grass; 3.) “Cote Des Jalais” (1867): this was oil on canvas painting of a beautiful countryside; 4.) “Ruelle des Poulies at Pontoise”: very nice painting of the bridge and river that ran through the town; 5.) “Banks of the Seine at Bougival”: in this painting Pissarro has a very cool reflection in the water of the boats, I think that would be cool to learn how to do; 6.) “Hoarfrost at Ennery”: I first noticed the frost on everything and how cold it looks in this painting, Pissarro did a great job in capturing that. Next, while you are walking through the museum you are being watched by the “Silent Security” with every step you take. They try to inconspicuously follow you while you look at the galleries but it is kind of hard not to notice someone walking slowly behind you and looking you up and down like a common criminal. I had to put my headphones on that I got from the front desk for five dollars to hear the audio version of the...