The Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the largest museums in the United States. This museum has over 300000 collections (Merendino & Clark, 2014). The vast collections of this museum of art make it one of the largest in America. This park sits majestically on the rise of 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway (Merendino & Clark, 2014). The museum is open for the public from Tuesday to Sunday from ten o’clock to five o’clock in the evening. This is with the exception of Wednesday and Friday since if closes at a quarter to nine in the evening. We came to this museum on the first Sunday of the month with my friends to enjoy the art collections, a jazz band that entertains the guest at the museum, and delicacies on offer. The ticket entitles one to come in the museum for two days, and that is fair.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is expensive in nature, but it is worth a visit. We came here not knowing what to expect and left in awe. The museum is indeed great and beautiful. The architecture is majestic and praiseworthy to amuse all the people who admire art. It was exciting making our way up the rocky steps and seeing the rocky statue outside the main entrance. We ran like all the other tourists on the rocky steps and did the Rocky thing. This place was full of excitement. It is worth running up a long stairway to admire the beautiful architecture. This place offers us solace and contemplation as it does to other tourists making their way to this magnificent structure. I notice that this museum attracts many attendees and the exhibits keep expanding to accommodate for the growing collection.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art contains a wide array of beautiful pieces of art having different styles. In this museum, one can locate ancient collection as well as the modern designs from many countries around the world (Merendino & Clark, 2014). It is a great museum with a wonderful collection placed in the ambience of the rooms. The museum has impressive decorations of renaissance, byzantine, classical antiquity, and modern art. The Asian and the European arts appear at the upper stories (Merendino & Clark, 2014). When I was inside, I felt like I was in the temple such as The Vatican due to the huge assembly of the columns of the ceilings and the fountains. The museum has a lot of decorations among the world. The interior design and architecture is beautiful since original interior models on the doors, tiles, pillars, and the masonry. The works of the models depict a specific time or geographic location.
Some of the ancient artwork that excited us includes the French Impressionism design. The Impressionist painting consists of small thin strokes of painting to depict light and accentuate the medieval era. One applies the colored side by side with a little mix to create a vibrant region. One produces complementary colors by mixing gray and dark tones. The painting surface is opaque for the artist to carry out manipulations and produce the required effect. This artwork of the Impressionist emerges in France by the earlier painters such as Turner and Delacroix. This style is a precursor to Cubism and Neo-Impressionism.
The modern artwork that we came across includes Pablo Picasso. Picasso’s paintings use many colors to express the element. Picasso could add different shades to the painting to differentiate the texture. He does most of his works at night using artificial light. Picasso’s work demonstrates a versatile artist who has an interest in a wide array of techniques. His earlier sculptures use clay or wood while the late designs are neoclassical paintings.
We spent six hours going through the first and the upper floors of this marvelous architecture and enjoyed ourselves fully. The building has wings for different cultures that are stunning. The building is so large since it can take an entire day to navigate all the sections. Inside and outside of the building is a depiction of beautiful artwork that fascinates us. We enjoyed the huge range of exhibits that range from impressionist to modern artifacts. We plan on coming to this magnificent place in the future.
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Merendino, J., & Clark, M. (2014). Accessible Wellness Workshops at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Museums & Social Issues, 5(2), 235-249.