Approaches to Western Art
From browsing the web site alone, I saw exactly what I thought that I would after seeing the statue in illustrations in the book when we reviewed it in class. I had no assumptions as to what I would experience at the museum when I got there since I had already been there about one month ago. I knew that the building would be enormous and that there would be many different people there, ranging from other students to many foreigners. It was apparent that the location of the statue I had selected would be in the Greek and Roman Art area, which is near the entrance. I also knew that I would be able to study the statue from as close as I wanted, since they are all standing in the open throughout the rooms of the museum.
When I browsed the web site in search of an art piece, my attention was immediately drawn to the Greek and Roman Art icon, since it is the most interesting to me and I feel that most of my art knowledge is in that area.
As I entered the page on the web site of Greek and Roman Art, I browsed through and noticed the picture of the marble statue of the kouros (a youth). I chose this statue because it interests me in the way that it resembles Egyptian Art a little more than Greek and Roman Art. I feel this way because when I imagine Greek and Roman sculpture I see very intense and proportional details, that give a feeling of life, almost to the point where a person was put on pause and turned into stone. While with Egyptian art I imagine less detailed sculpture with straight arms at...