Getty Museum report
Getty Center is a place to experience and enjoy art in unique setting that features dramatic architecture, tranquil gardens, and breathtaking views. The Getty Center is surrounded yet slightly removed from the city, evoking both urbanity and peaceful contemplation. It is located at the very high peak of the mountain, which is perfect view of the surrounding area. The Getty center is over two-hill top ridge; stand inside the museum Entrance Hall s cylindrical space-which recall the soaring rotundas of many great building of the past.
Even thought the Getty center is privately owned but dedicated to the visual arts and the humanities and it has a lot more to offer to its visitors, than any other museum I ever visited though out my lifetime. The Getty provides opportunities for people to more fully understand, experience, value, and preserve the world's artistic and cultural heritage.
Getty museum trip starts at the very bottom of the train station, which is built to carry visitors at the top Arrival plaza area, which is located surrounding the Green trees and area is made of Marble architecture. As we Enter into the Building the A shape of metal frame is built which show Welcome to visitors. The museum it self is separated into four different section which are North Pavilion, South Pavilion, East Pavilion and West Pavilion, which has its own type of collection of art and sculpture from the past history.
As walked in at first sight we spotted a North Pavilion, which is filled with marvelous exhibition of stain glass painting, which is done by artist called of D rer, and Holbein was the apprentice, which worked right by side of his master. D rer introduced to the medium the same vast spaciousness, sculptural modeling, and depth of expression that are found in his paintings and prints. Stained in Glass was a renaissance art form, although widely thought of medieval art, stain glass flourished during renaissance, especially in Germany and Switzerland. Most of the painting reveals information about Renaissance s painting era. They have accomplishments of Renaissance panel painting and printmaking, but they may not summon images of stained glass. Nevertheless, D rer, Holbein, and their southern German and Swiss contemporaries designed some of the most splendid works in the history of the medium. In the stain painting which were about Greek s religious symbols and God and kings. They are more like story telling pictures. Stain glass pictures has the values of the colors which shows true perspective of a color setting when light is appeared from the back of the portrait or landscape. It has Sculpture of Greek s gods which were made of bronze material, which are appearing to be like made with machines but they are hand made sculptures. In this pavilion they had stain glass painting, and on the second floor painting was from 1500-1600, and the painting were framed with wooden frames with golden cover on it. Few other painting on canvas and slate. In this building I like the painting of daily life scene of genre at (1509) the artist was Baccio Della Porta, its was painted in Italy. This picture depict the view of other sides and area and its main focal point is on straight on object rather than other natural view of the portrait.
The Renaissance artist s ability to humanize the diverse, and satisfy the natural. In the portrait artist is trying to get viewer s attention by having line design which leads to view to look at each picture from the one point of view to another perspective, and this picture of St. Joseph, mother and two kids stated main focus from the mother and then that invisible line starts to draw attention from the mother to left side child then child is view to another child. From all of the painting at special exhibition I liked the painting of ceramic from 1400-1600 abduction of Helen. Which was created by Francisco xanto Avelli. It was originated in Italy, and the median of this painting was Tin-glazed earth ware. In this picture the main focus is on the daughter of god is being abducted in ship.
South Pavilion is collection of home furniture of from the past, which unique design of its own kind, which are rare to find in the market. This building is contains most of the home furniture which shows how Furniture artist were more advance, and they used to be decorative minded people during that period of time. The work of art from 1770-1785 shows that neoclassic period of time, which is more into to architecture and furniture design than more into the paintings, then comes transitional style which relates to the live scale and proportional of ancient architecture. In this Building I like the most about a table, which was made of piece of various wood and put them together by glue, which is more impressive than any other furniture.
East pavilion is collection of French tapestry from 1690-1705, the development during the Rocco time. Dutch & Famish painting. 1600-1675. It has collection of abduntant its originated in Nether land, it has portrait of still life and painted in high degree of naturalism for delight of merchant class. It also has portrait of landscape and genre and scene of daily life.
West pavilion is the collection of the art of furniture and of old style Daybed 1932-1835, made by Flippo Pleagib, originally is the work of art from the Italy. The Daybed combines the elements of the various sources. And the design is appears to be from Egyptian style which very unique to all other furniture style of painting style of the tope fabric. Decorated chairs, Mirrors, Pottery, and sculpture, and the statue of the Fetus and the god of love, and the statue of the goddess Venus of the fertility, which represents the symbol of the fertility to young women. As we walked out of the West build we came across the garden, which is part of the work of art, as visitor is walked across it, the green bushes are planted in the center of the Garden.
Over all the Getty museum is a place to experience the visualizing the aspect of the correct meaning of the artist s point of view and learn how a art work can be story telling as the saying a A Picture is worth thousand word and its is really important when artist picks different type of setting or back ground, and this really show how a artist really feels about the painting, and by art we are able to decode the past of history of the civilization which existed in early years.
REPORT OF A VISIT TO THE Bangladesh National Museum
Name of Museum Visited: Bangladesh National Museum
Date of Visit: 29/7/17 Time In: 10:30 Time Out: 12:45
The Bangladesh National Museum is extraordinary place to explore and learn. We had visited the 104 years old museum on the 29th July this year. We looked over the museum with the guidance of our honorable treasurer, Ishfaq Ilahi Choudhury. The size of the Bangladesh National Museum from the highway is much larger than it feels on the inside. It is the largest and well known museums in the country as well as in the south Asia. It was founded in 1913 by the British Governor of Bengal. Now, it is a four storied building with 46 galleries. Actually the building was built at 1983. I perceive that the museum is well organized and displays have been housed chronologically in several departments like department of ethnography and decorative art, department of history and classical art, department of natural history, and department of contemporary and world civilization. It have an extensive collection of artifacts. Bangladesh National Museum has a vast collection of pieces. One of the museum staff told me that the number of exhibits, from different disciplines collected up to 2009, was about 86,000 but only 10% of the collection are shown for the visitor. I found there a great number of wonderful artifacts. The museum’s ground floor consists of some old guns at the entrance and the hall where the people book their tickets or assemble to hear the history of the museum. The hall leads to a grand staircase. Beside the hall, there is a smaller room which also acts like the hall and a simple staircase.At first we entered into the 1st floor which is divided into 22 rooms. The first room displays a large map showing the map of Bangladesh and its 64 districts. I tried to found out my district with the help of my friend. The 2nd room consists of a large statue of a royal Bengal tiger. 3rd-10th room, these rooms consist of natural beauties found in Bangladesh. In one of the room there is showcase of a tongue of a whale. I came to know that whales are not fish, they are animal like human being. 10th-22nd room, the other rooms contain some historic relics of Bengal up to 1900. There is a room which shows the different boats used by the rural people. The 2nd floor consists of photos of famous people and showcases the Bangladesh Liberation War and the Language Movement of 1952. There are posters used in the war, a torture machine and much more. There are also two libraries. The 3rd floor consists of pictures of international politicians, artists, scientists, famous pictures and four international galleries - Chinese, Korean, Iranian and Swiss.
I came to know with the help of a officials of the museum that the museum shows all its collection in several departments like department of ethnography and decorative art, department of history and classical art, department of natural history, and department of contemporary and world civilization. Here is a short description about this four departments which I observed then.
- The Department of History and Classical Art:I found the most notable objects conserved at the Department of History and Classical Art.I loved being able to see the table on which the instrument of surrender was signed by the Pak army on 16 December 1971. The other significant objects I saw there are: the first flag of independence raised on foreign missions, documents of Liberation war of Bangladesh, Pakistani brutal killer’s torture machines, the significant declaration of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman conveyed on 7th march 1971 in Dhaka, the wounded blood mark in the shirt of shaheed Shafiur Rahman who was cruelly killed by the police under Pakistani government on the Language movement of 1952, Private souvenirs of martyr Asad , historic mementos of Kazi Nazrul Islam, Michael Madhushudhan Dutt, Rabindranath Tagor, various kinds of coins, sandstones, very old caption and manuscripts; terracotta plates; wooden carving; medals, royal decrees and historic artworks; iron axes; archaeological artifacts and objects about religion.
- Department of Ethnography and Decorative Art:I enjoyed this department so much this department is in charge of objects include Muslin Sari, various kind of decorative umbrella; dress that be dressed in by the former king-queen and citizen; Choga(it is a short of loose fitting dress) Achkan-party dress, textiles; boats of Bangladesh; arms made by iron; cannons; war drum; swords; ivory dolls; wood carvings; musical instruments; tribal ornaments; tribal dress; fishing tools; items of household decoration; sample of decorative cakes; and musical instruments.
- Department of Contemporary Art and World Civilization: In the Department of Contemporary Art and World Civilization, I observed many things including paintings and carvings of Great Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin, Kamrul Hasan and artist S. M. Sultan. I saw the artworks and skills of some famous artists from home and abroad. Easily I got in touch with the experience of 2nd world war to see the potteries burnt during the war in Hiroshima and Nagasaki of Japan and a lot of local and foreign objects collected from Bangabhaban.
- Department of Natural History: I found there two other departments. They are Department of Conservation Laboratory and Department of Public Education. The Conservation Laboratory tries to restore the objects which are worn out and lose its appearance using scientific methods. The Department of Public Education performs museum related education programs for public and students. This department has seven sections: education, display, library, publications, audio-visual, auditorium and photography. The Department of Public Education organizes seminars, symposia, exhibitions, competitions and educational and cultural functions.
In the museum we watched a short film on the second floor. The film was on our liberation war .We all watched the movie sincerely and enjoyed the movie immensely. I really enjoyed the Department of Natural History. I was much amused with the view of butterflies & birds.
To me, this was the most interesting and most enjoyable museum that I ever visited. I would suggest this museum to everyone. It holds valuable information on the tradition, customs and heritage of our country. I think that everyone could learn important concepts that are derived from history, tradition, customs, persons, art, cultures and many other things from this museum and the exhibits that are housed within in it.