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1 The museum I visited was The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan New York The museum contains works of art from ancient all the way to modern times 2 The museum was founded or incorporated on April 13 1870 and began building on 1874 and completed on 1888 The museum since then has gone through continuous construction expansion and remodeling The two original architects were Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould and in 1971 when the museum was expanded the architects were Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates The style of the architecture is Gothic Revival-Style Since 1888 the museum has expanded twenty times from its original size The present entrance and faade structure along fifth avenue were completed in 1926 3 The wing the art work is exhibited in Lila Acheson Wallace wing 4 The piece of art I chose was Modern Art the artists name was Dona Nelson The title is Daily News the medium is Oil on canvas It was created in 1983 and the approximate dimensions are 84 X 60 in 5 This particular painting has many formal visual elements used to create it The most obvious element is its use of perspective If you look at the table in the painting it looks like everything should just slide off the table on to the floor but everything else looks like it could be in a one-point perspective with the top of the buildings as a horizon line The shapes in the painting look very natural nothing really has right angles or true angles The buildings outside the window are the only objects with straight line and right angles and have some kind of shading around them unlike anything in the room The brush strokes are very visible indicating that they were long and go in erratic directions as seen on the wall The paint looks very thick especially outside the window and around
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