How a work of art appears in person rather then as a computer reproduction.

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As I began this assignment of investigating how a work of art appears in person rather then as a computer reproduction, I ran across a fairly large problem. As I got to the museum and opened my notes, I discovered that I was missing the information on which specific artwork I had chosen. Rather than leave the museum and return home to find the information, I decided that I would stay there and find something that really interested me. As I entered the Greek and Roman Art corridor of the museum, I saw a life size marble statue of a boy with his hands tying something around his head. I approached the work of art, which was perched on a platform about three feet high and was completely open to the public. I was able to get so close to the statue that I actually got in trouble for touching it to feel the texture of the different parts of the creation.

When I returned home with all of the information that I consumed from the museum, I proceeded to go on-line and experience the art piece as a computer reproduction. Unfortunately, as I searched the web site of The Metropolitan Museum of Art I was unable to find any information on the marble statue of the Diadoumenous (youth tying a fillet around his head), which was from the Roman, flavian period ca. AD. 69-96.

As I searched and searched the web site, and couldn't find the information, I decided that I would continue to use the information that I had originally obtained. I chose not to return to the museum since I had spent more money than I expected to on my visit ($5.00 for admission; $6.00 for the Lincoln Tunnel; and $25.00 for parking). I was also very...