Essay about The Life Of Ulrich Art Museum On The Wichita State Campus

777 Words Oct 7th, 2016 4 Pages
I recently went to the Ulrich Art Museum on the Wichita State Campus. This museum had many works of the Spanish painter Joan Miro, who lived from 1893-1983. Living through major events, such as World War I, the Spanish Civil War, and World War II could have affected the interpretations of his artwork in that era. His modern artwork uses an abstractness that causes the viewer to have their own interpretation on the work, so it might be drastically different than his intentions. I have chosen to analyze two of his paintings that he painted in the early-to-mid 1900’s. These two artworks I have chosen stood out to me as it caught my eye, and caused me to think in a different way that I’ve never thought before. The first artwork that caught my eye was the Peintures Murales, which he painted in 1968, which is late in his career. Its contrasting colors were the main reason it initially caught my eye, but the more I looked at it, the more it resembled a pear to me. The red oval filled in with yellow with what seemed to be a stem with a green leaf made me think of the painting as an abstract pear. But other details about the painting suggest otherwise; such as the random black lines and the blue oval with what seems to be a star in the middle. The artist doesn’t seem to use space in his art, as his painting is centered and there is no true value in the background. But he does use black lines and dots to punctuate this artwork. These use of lines is also in his later works, so it…

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