Last Thursday me and half my creative studies class went on a trip to the famous Di Rosa art preserve, I think we all had different take aways. people had negative and positive ideas about the art and I think that's a big part of what makes art beautiful the fact that thousands of people can look at the same colors arranged or mediums molded and each have different thoughts, its about the viewer, art would be pointless with no one for it to reach. But the viewer can be fooled, as long as it looks like someone important made it people will accept it as art. If some dude on the street strung sponges together it would be trash but if someone making a name for themselves does it and puts it on a stand in a show with a price tag its meaningful and showing talent. So what intrigues me is, is the art about the art? the colors and shapes in 2 dimensions or 3 make us feel emotions, but art is meaningless without emotion, it serves no purpose. So an artist must reach people or remind them of something, but where is the line drawn? if something can be art or not just based on who made it, is it really art? or just peoples perception?
While walking through the different buildings and exploring the art, you pick up on certain themes, because its modern art from northern California its got a different feel to it than other art museums where its from people all over the world. I felt personally connected to the art. but because its a collection from the personal taste of one person you can pick up on different repeating styles, some people thought some of the art was more pornography than study of the human form. My favorite part of wandering the halls was figuring out the double meanings in the art. in my first photo you can see the big nosed head in the coffee cup, I'd like to think his name is Joe, so it could be a cup of Joe. those things are sprinkles about the museum and make it much fun to explore and not like other museums where all the art is hundreds of years old and bland to young people. I would thank every person involved with the preserve if I could, I thought is was an amazing experience and am so grateful Ii got to go. Thank You.