Kusatsu Famous Resting Place Analysis

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Jennifer Le
It was a rainy Saturday when I went to the Dallas Museum of Art where I first encountered the enormous steel sculpture Ave by Mark Di Suvero, which could be an artwork for commemoration and serves as a recognizable icon for citizens to demonstrate that the building next to it as an art museum. The abstract sculpture rested on the large grassy area where the bright red steel complimented the green grass that stood next to the light gray museum. The contemporary sculpture significantly covers a large portion of the lawn and thus may represent a public figurehead to the building itself. Unfortunately because of the rainy weather, the sculpture garden was closed but I hope to revisit the museum again for that exhibit.
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The house in the background depicts men performing various everyday tasks such as washing clothes to simply sitting on benches to rest. The blue accents on the clothes and the roof itself contrasts neatly against the peachy orange skin tones of the working people and thus presents a calming effect to the viewer’s eye with its complementary colors. The artist could persuade a particular lifestyle choice of balancing work and pleasure based on the depicted actions of the people. Since there are a substantial number of people depicted in the painting, the artist could also emphasize the importance of teamwork to finish tasks faster and thus allow for more time to rest and stresses Japan’s collectivist …show more content…
Codman’s silver Martelé candelabrum on the fourth floor made by the Gorham Manufacturing Company. Candles would be stuck on the candelabrum and could make a decorative table piece to any dinner table and fascinate families and guests. The aesthetic designs such as the rings dangling off of the handles or the floral designs decorating the entire piece not only complicates the silverware but also gives it a sense of delicacy as well. Art is not only limited to paintings, sculptures, or pottery, but this piece demonstrates that elements of design can even be found in silverware and other common items as

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