Norton Science Museum

On February 6th I went to the and saw many beautiful and unique statues and paintings.  I liked this museum because of the history behind it the most.  I have traveled to 7 different countries in Europe and seen plenty of museums with my family that have intrigued  me and I am glad this museum was bought by someone and he did not have the feeling of charging people to see the artwork he had collected.

This was statue was at the start of the musuem and I liked how you coud see Auguste Rodin Bugier of Calis portray his “Cutting” of these men really come to life.  I havent really studied this artist but he seem to obviously have a pont to what he was going to portray.

This artist known by the name of Peter Paul Rueben grabbed my attention because of how much was going on in his painting.  He had ofcourse many men but he as well had an anger to his portrait, portrayed by the stabing of the beast which seem to have been attacking or perhaps as the “new beggining” in which he tried to show how hard the Gods were against him.  I really like Greek mythology and the whole purppse the Ellite interferring with what the new people were trying to say.

One of my favorite pieces was a statue in the garden.  This piece was so eclectic that it drew we towards it.  Sadly i did not know what artists it was but it had such a European feel that I could not pass it up.  I liked how he chose to use empty spaces to make you think what could have been, or what some people say woould should have been. This artwork was in the Statue Garden of the museum and I took a picture next to it because it was my favoite in the garden.  There was many beautiful statues that were made that Simon thought were different and he wanted them to be in his collection..

This dog caught my eye because I have a mix that look just like it.  This painting called Aldrovanidi Dog, created by Giovanni Francesco Barbieri in Italy in 1625.  This dog is was suspected to be a prized possesion of the Count Phillipo Aldrovanidi, and behind the dog is known to be his castle in Bologna.  Eventhough it came out dark when i took the picture, there is more light around the dog’s mouth and the clouds seem to only form around the tail end of the dog, maybe also meaning that Aldrovanidi saw this dog as more of a companion than as a pet.

And the final painting i wanted to share was this painting by Vincent Van Gough entitled The Mulberry tree, created in 1889.  Ofcourse Vincent Van Gough is one of the most known and loved painter that everyone has at least heard of, and out of the collection here and the Norton Simon Museum this one stood out, because I had never seen it before and i loved the way he made the leaves sort of look like swirls of branches, instead of the clear cut shapes most painters use and have used.

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Posted February 8, 2011 by stpauligirl16 in Uncategorized

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