The Week One assignment reinforces conc. This CheckPoint focuses on two works of art that are currently regarded as masterpieces, but were initially met with controversy. How does the Calder sculpture compare or not compare to public art you have in your city?
Designed by the Seattle firm Bebb and Gould designers of many noteworthy structures in Seattle, including many prominent homes on Capitol Hill and built init originally housed the entire collection of the Seattle Art Museum.
In this tradition, SAAM and Volunteer Park present no less compelling a pairing than their historic or big city predecessors.
Art Deco approximately the style in which SAAM was designedto my mind, has always had a somewhat precarious and undervalued place within the history of modernist design. Given its rather short life and relatively meager legacy, we are fortunate indeed to have such a building as SAAM, and that it is open to all to relish in.
With its organic motifs, shininess, and casting precision, the entry screen ranks among the best architectural features of any building in our city. While it is true that standardization has made such objects much more attainable and therefore usefulthere is something lamentable in this loss of design-in-depth.
There is no escaping the observation that despite their adding of flourishes to such functional objects, there is an underlying and guiding reliance on streamlined aesthetic resulting from industrial manufacture — an aesthetic that is essentially the same and holds its own against a more ideologically correct modernism.
Gold foil, polished and richly veined marbles, and of course, curved surfaces abound. Despite this potentially chaotic assemblage of luxurious materials and forms, there is a skill in their assembly at SAAM that creates not only sumptuous spaces, but adds a dignity and refinement befitting of the art contained within the architecture of the galleries themselves.
The original home of the Seattle Art Museum, the space was relegated to display only a portion of it collection — Asian art — when the first downtown location opened in the early s.
No single space better exhibits the vibrancy and quality of both qualities than the Richard E.
Bathed in daylight, it is voluminous and resplendent in rich materials and fine sculpture. The sculpture within the Court takes full advantage of the daylight offered by the luminous ceiling, the pieces glowing in a diffuse light that evenly illuminates and reveals the skill that went into crafting these ancient pieces.
Many architects struggle with using daylight in museums, leading to often drawn shades or perpetually darkened galleries that make way finding — not to mention the display of art work — difficult.
At SAAM the architects realized the importance of daylight in displaying art and organizing the building. The Fuller Court also features a piece specifically commissioned for the space: The entry from the main lobby into the Court has columns clad in the same green granite that one finds in the lobby.
Note how the stepping of the entrance walls framing the Foster Galleries second image down — along with the coved ceiling within the galleries — emphasizes the perspective, increasing the formality of the spaces. Once inside the galleries, the quality of the art pieces exceeds the expectations set forth by the quality of the architecture.
A captivating mixture of sculpture, furniture, textiles, decorative arts, and paintings almost overwhelm the senses with a richness of materials and delicacy of execution. Each art piece is carefully staged, with the lighting and context perfectly balanced to best show off the treasures.
Exploring the galleries one becomes aware of the thematic elements the architects choose to both distinguish and unify the galleries. The elements of unification are at a detail level, and include door trim in stone to match that of the wall base, as well a wainscot with cleverly integrates the heating and cooling grilles.
The elements of distinction are the ceilings, that provide the greatest variety of expression from coved and luminous to gently arched, morphing as one progresses deeper in the museum. My favorite ceiling expression occurs in the gallery deepest in the back, where the arches align with large windows that provide a splendid view to Volunteer Park.
It is of course not unusual for museums to incorporate the level of detail as shown in SAAM; patrons for such buildings have the developed sensibilities that allow architects greater freedom of design than in a typical commission.
And given that admission is free on the first Thursday and the first Saturday of every month, there is absolutely no excuse not to enjoy it soon.View Homework Help - ART Week 7 Assignment Architecture and Function from ART at Gupton Jones College of Funeral Service.
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