Museum Essay

4254 Words Oct 1st, 2013 18 Pages
Dianne Ventura
Professor Dunn
Hum: 1025
John and Mable Ringling Museum
As we drove up to the entrance of the John and Mable Ringling Museum, I was taken back for a moment. How could I have lived here in Tampa for seventeen years and never visit this place? I walked in and saw the grounds; this place was huge, well kept and full of history. My first stop was a stroll through Marble rose garden, it was beautiful , over one thousand-two hundred roses are planted in the garden the beautiful marble sculptures was placed in the right order, not overpowering the garden but just enough to accent the landscape. The stroll quiet relaxing, the cool air flowing through the trees, the sweet smell of morning dew on rose petal was the perfect
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Entering the door of the Museum of Art there were painting and sculptures everywhere, only a man of fine taste and elegance would have a building just for his masterpieces. I could not believe the amount of art effects that was displayed in this museum. The first painting was by Rembrandt van Rijn Lamentation, c 1650, in this painting you can clearly see, light vs. dark, there was also an portrait called the Portrait of a Woman that was listed as Rembrandt, however, it was stated on the information card that this portrait was done by one of his assistants under his supervision, it shows how the sitter portrayed historical and biblical characters. Next was the Portrait of Maria Bultelby Jan Anthoniszvan Ravesteyn, oil on panel. This portrait reflects the paintings of the aristocrat class, of the 17th century, with the beautiful gowns and elegance. There was quite a few painting byLodovico David, such as The Judgment of Paris which reflects the Baroque era with painting technique and color. There were also quite a few artists I have never seen, such as SimonVoute: Time discovering the love of Venus and Mars. At a glance I taught it was one of Peter Paul Rubens painting with the vivid colors of reds, blues, gold and voluptuous women. When I read the informational card I was shock to see that Simon Voute technique was very close to those of my favorite artist Peter Paul Ruben. Finally to the end of my tour in gallery 2 were Peter Paul Ruben’s

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