Art History Essay
Art plays a significant role in our lives. It is the center of the American culture and many others around the world. It has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. Throughout this semester, we have talked many different kinds of art forms and styles and for this analysis paper, I will discuss the Panorama of the City of New York and how it serves as an art piece. I choose to discuss this because it is one of the artwork that stands out as a giant figure among all the exhibits that can be found in the Queens Museum.
The Panorama of the City of New York is an unbroken view of what our city looks like within its boundary. …show more content…
During my visit to the Queens Museum, I came in contact with the art piece entitled the Panorama of the city of New York which left a broad picture on my mind the whole night. When I first saw it, it bit my mind and I said to myself “this is so nice to be called just an art or treated like a common piece of art”, my reaction towards it was unexplainable. According to Immanuel Kant, beauty is something purposive but without a purpose but to me beauty is more of like a term given to objects that we see and are appealing to our eyes regardless of what it symbolizes. Although the Panorama stands a test of time in history, it’s still one of the most beautiful historic models ever that the city of New York can boast of till date. The way it’s built shows a clear and accurate scope of the entire landscape and all the 830,000 tiny buildings built from wood and plastic materials. With the exception of a section of Far Rockaway which couldn’t fit on the available space and taken out of the piece, I can boldly say am astound by the level of creativity displayed by Lester and his associates.
Secondly, taste is a refined ability to perceive in an artwork according to Hume however, to me taste doesn’t necessarily have to be a common principle that everyone must follow rather its individual preferences. I can tell this from the look I saw on a group of class mate’s faces when we visited the visited