My visit to the Art Museum

My visit to the Art Museum

HUM 1020
November 14, 2014
Word Count: 521
My visit to the Art Museum

I chose to visit the “Orlando Museum of Arts”, off of North Mills Rd in Orlando. The museum is one floor, very small, in comparison to those I have visited back home in New York. I liked the flow of the museum; you are able to weave through the exhibits, until you are led to the main hall. I started on the left and worked our way through the exhibits until we reached the main hall. The feature artist during this visit is David Rathman. Mr. Rathman’s collection entitled, “Stand By Your Accidents”, will be on display until January 2015. I found many of the smaller exhibits interesting, but the main exhibition was thought provoking. I read a synapsis of the thoughts behind his creative process while creating these pieces, “His protagonist seems to be caught in a moment of reflection…answering for things they have done to them, standing proudly or humbly making amends.” I tried to keep this in mind as I was considering his collection. During my visit to OMA I was yelled at by the security guard for taking a picture of a piece of African pottery, so I took pictures off of their website to display. I will place my reaction to the pieces beside them. I am not an art critic so my reactions are just my honest thoughts:
I’m screwed…I grabbed the vacuum cleaner instead of a jack

I wish I had a GPS.

Season 1 of Walking Dead
I guess art is not my thing, but considering it is fantastic!

I would say that Mr. Rathman art work is one that reflects a minimalist figurative style with the use of cowboys, farmhands, and rustlers in shadowy silhouette against wide open expanses of cream-colored background. David Rathman's ink drawings of cowboys examine a particular kind of fable: the settling of the American West. Combining a range of visual references from the 19th-century landscape paintings of Frederic Remington to his sepia-toned images paired with darkly humorous texts...

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