Sunday, May 25, 2014

Experience L.A.: A Day at the Norton Simon Museum

History is my worst subject if you asked me.  With my short term memory combined with the countless names and dates to remember, it's a recipe for disaster.  As of right now I'm taking Art History (a class I've never took before) and I'm struggling to keep up with the course since History isn't my strongest suit.  For my class I had to visit the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena.  Little did I know, this quant art museum exhibits well-known pieces from artists such as Van Gogh, Monet, Degas.. These people were the innovators of their time.  In today's world, images can be digitized, replicated, and can easily be mass-produced, but that wasn't the case for these pieces on display.  It can take up to months even years of someone's life just to finish one piece!  Can you imagine working on a sculpture for 5 years of your life?

After my tour around the Norton Simon Museum, I have more of an appreciation for those artists and their artwork.  It seems that in today's day and age, those artistic skills have been lost and/or aren't being recognized as it was before.  I've posted a few pieces from the museum, but I would recommend you to check it out yourself!

Until next time,

Lina Chen

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