Sunday, June 5, 2016

Event 3: LACMA

Today I visited LACMA for the first time in my life. The facilities are beautiful and unlike anything I had ever seen before. There are a number of buildings and exhibits located across the campus but I focused mainly on the Broad Contemporary Art Museum and the Art of the Americas building. The two main exhibits I looked at were the Agnes Martin exhibit and Morris Graves: The Nature of Things. In each of the exhibits, I noticed that the artwork mainly was made with the help of mathematics.

Proof that I was there

One of favorite pieces in the Art of the Americas building was Allegro by Rolph Scarlett. The wide range of geometric shapes and bright colors used on the canvas really express positive vibes. Scarlett used this image to portray the joy of music and how great it can sound when rhythmically put together.

Allegro by Rolph Scarlett

In the Broad Contemporary Art Museum, there were three paintings in a row that used geometry to depict each artists' feelings. The paintings were from private collections so the artists were not named, however the paintings were. From left to right, the paintings were named: Heather, The Heavenly Race (Running), and Desert Rain. Personally, I liked The Heavenly Race (Running) the best because it looked as though it were unfinished but still told a story through the shapes that were used. The shapes reminded me of fish gills or a roofing from a house.

Desert Rain

The Heavenly Race (Running)

Overall, I would recommend that my classmates visit LACMA because each exhibit has a lot to offer and I learned a lot from each piece of artwork. The combination of art and mathematics is very intriguing and can be seen all over the LACMA campus.

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