This paper deeply seeks to examine the building in the museum of art in Atlanta. The factors that influenced the geographical location of the building and sitting the museum in the area are also outlined. Skills used by the patrons in putting up the building in the museum. Source of the money used to cater for the construction. Culture adapted by people living in the region. The paper also seeks to understand the extent to which some of the cultural characteristics in this country are affected by the regional affairs.
The high museum of art in Atlanta was founded, by an art association, in Atlanta in the year 1905. The museum is named after a family that gave their home for the construction of the museum. The architects were Renzo Piano and Richard Meier after the other died on a plane crash in Paris. Coca cola gave the museum a grant of 7.9 million dollars for the funding of the buildings. The museum also raised a total of 20 million dollars and was used to cater for the building. The building holds more that 11,000 different pieces of arts such as sculptures.
The geographical location of the museum has greatly influenced the cultural characteristics that its people have adapted. The country is surrounded by oceans and seas. This has resulted in the adaptation of coastal cultures ranging from the arts to the dressing. It is also evident that their religion is largely a coastal influence. Also, due to the fact that they are surrounded by oceans, people living around are known to practice the trade. This is mainly influenced by the fact that the museum is located centrally along the trading routes. This is hugely related to the fact that they ship all the trading products via the sea. Generally, the geographical surrounding of the museum has greatly influenced the culture of the people in the area.
The region is surrounded by water bodies and it is a form of attraction of people from different regions. The buildings were built as monuments for preserving ancient's art pieces. It location is perfect and would affect its market if it was somewhere else. Although the design used in putting up the building is considered old, it is also unique also displays lifestyle in the olden days. The location of the museum was used for trading in the ancient days, and most of the remaining was left there. In the course of preserving tools and materials used for trading purposes, a building was set up. However, this was forgotten for a while until on the 20th century when it was reconstructed. During war, soldiers used to hide on rocks in the forest, which used to be where the museum is built. Many soldiers died on the land, and preserving it would be the best way to appreciate their loyalty to the state. The water bodies surrounding the region eased transportation of goods from other places. This enhanced immigration and, therefore, enriching the region with a variety of cultures.
Culture refers to the pattern that is practiced by individuals over and over again. It is transferred from generation to generations, and it eventually becomes their way of life. Culture is manifested through a people's language, customs, literature, religion, art and costumes. Culture differs from one community to the other. As such, it differs from one country to the other resulting in a variety of cultures all over the world. Culture also goes down to the beliefs of different individuals from different parts of the world. In terms of religion, the designs of the buildings seem to have a similar design of houses built around. By the look of the building, one can tell that the location contain Christians, Muslims and Hindus. From the above analysis, it is evident that Atlanta is a state rich with culture. Its cultural characteristics are greatly influenced by its surroundings.
In 1935, the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration contributed to the ushering of modernism in graphic design, in America. The poster project resulted in designing thousands of posters. The silk-screen, combined pictorial modernism, influences from Bauhaus and constructivism to bring out the modernist result. The designs were printed for government-sponsored cultural events and public-service commissions. The designers responsible for the designs included the students, alumni and faculty of Bauhaus after its closure in 1933. They had dispersed internationally to spread modernism in graphic design. Therefore, the designs dominated American graphics at the time. This led to their approval, and modernism was gradually accepted.
Modernism in graphic design spread throughout America and has continued up to date. Designers and the public at large began appreciating the modernism aspect in graphic design. This is has resulted in tremendous growth, in the graphic design industry. Art helps us communicate our feelings and pass on a message. Art can be presented in many forms including paintings and sculptures. The Maelstrom sculpture is one of newest exhibits in the museum. It is the creation of conceptual artist Roxy Paine. It may be described as a study of whirling water. It was made using numerous stainless steel pipes of varying sizes that were welded together. Creation of the sculpture was based on the idea of how a tree grows. His work is a display of order in the world irrespective of all the chaos. This has resulted in the country earning a lot of foreign exchange.
The drawing on the walls of the building seems to pass on a message. It displays the artist as a person interested in intertwining nature and the built environment. It shows the urge of the artist to instill order in today's world irrespective of all the mishaps that may be in existence. The drawings involve the environment through interaction that is well displayed by the numerous branches. It shows the possibility of interaction between individuals without being at loggerheads with each other. It is a form of illustration of we should live our lives. This is an indication of how people should relate with each other. It has historical significance of promoting peace among all those who come across it. It provides individuals with a platform from which to review their lives. The intertwining concept of the sculpture leads one to contemplation on what they have been able to achieve throughout their lives. It helps individuals to realize that each person has their own destiny. However, that should not be the basis of disagreements because it is possible to pursue personal goals without colliding with other individuals.
The design of the buildings also displays simplicity coupled with creativity. This is an example of a work of art with a purpose. It is for this reason that it has received attention and recognition all over the world. The building at the museum is an appreciation of individualism concept coupled with collectivism. This implies that though people have different opinions, it is still possible to build one nation. It promotes unity and peace in the world. It is evident that the style used by the artist in his work is unique and holds deep message as an imperial art. Art helps us to communicate our feelings and pass on a message. Art can be presented in many forms including paintings and sculptures. Museum Art of Atlanta has various displays of art ranging displays of visual art. It represented the different categories of art in an impeccable way. It is amazing to see the diversity of art and the messages that their forms convey. However, there was an outstanding sculpture that drew my attention, sarcophagus. They are extraordinary and eye catching.
The sculptures in the museum are an indication of how people should relate with each other. It has historical significance of promoting peace among all those who come across it. It provides individuals with a platform from which to review their lives. The intertwining concept of the sculpture leads one to contemplation on what they have been able to achieve throughout their lives. It helps individuals to realize that each person has their own destiny. However, that should not be the basis of disagreements because it is possible to pursue personal goals without colliding with other individuals. The sculpture seems to pass on a message. It displays the artist as a person interested in intertwining nature and the built environment. It shows the urge of the artist to instill order in today's world irrespective of all the mishaps that may be in existence. The sculpture involves the environment through interaction that is well displayed by the numerous branches. It shows the possibility of interaction between individuals without being at loggerheads with each other. It is a form of illustration of how we ought to live our lives.
Generally, it is vital for people to welcome art. This is because art aid us to reflect on our lives. Eventually, through the concepts of the artist, we are able to change for the better. Let us all be pleased about pieces of art.