I really enjoyed going to visit the Baltimore Museum of Art and seeing all of the different pieces. Computer screens do not do the artwork justice because you cant see the simple brush strokes or which areas in the painting are jolting out or even the actual size of the art. The three pieces of art I chose are titled, 9.11.01, Chimeras in the Mountains and Nude. I found the first piece very intriguing because Jack Whitten used mixed media to create his response to the 9/11 attack. He used a variety of things to create this art like bone fragments and blood. The second photo is of a piece by Max Ernst and the picture does not do it justice. In person, you can see the small detail he used and in certain areas of the painting jolts out. I painted a self portrait of Max Ernst so to see his actual work in person was pretty amazing for me. Lastly, the painting entitled Nude was my favorite. Cross used small brush strokes to create this painting with eye popping colors. The thing I enjoyed most was the colors he chose because it made the art pop and the vibrant colors really stood out to me. I really liked his style of art and how he was able to make the painting look very realistic by using the same brush stroke throughout the whole painting.
Jack Whitten 9.11.01 C. 2006
Acrylic and mixed media on canvas
Max Ernst Chimeras in the Mountains C. 1940
Oil on Canvas
Henri-Edmond Cross, Nude C. 1985-1896
Oil on Canvas