Look at the exhibition with a critical eye, and:
– Find 3 pieces that interest you and provide photos
– For each piece, explain why it catched you eye? Was it the concept behind it? Aesthetics? Other?
Last week, I had a really good experience about visit Cooper Hewitt Museum.
The first piece I chose THE WATER AT CISTERNERNE OF FREDERIKSBERG, 2017. I thought the installation is very close to nature and had a strong peaceful mood that I felt. The designer Hiroshi Sambuichi considers sun, water, and air to be “moving materials” that he uses to create architecture adapted to a specific site. For this installation, he reopened the ground covering a series of cisterns, reconnecting sun and water. Visitors stroll through the cisterns on wooden platforms, walking above the water, listening to the water, and feeling the air, facilitating a meditation on the changing states of water.
The second piece I chose SCENIC WALLPAPER, SEA BEAUTIES, 1920–1935. I really this wall paper show me a very active “fish” from the exhibition. The concept I think at that time the wall paper is a new lifestyle. This charming and unusual mural, Sea Beauties is intended for use in a bathroom or washroom. Composed of three sections, the panels are lithographs printed for a very smooth, almost watercolor-like appearance. This mural would be a strong addition to both the scenic wallpaper and the sanitary paper holdings.
The last piece I chose SCENIC WALLPAPER, LANDSCAPE NO. 1, 2017. This wall paper I get the attention because it use the RGB color concept and the feeling just like what we are trying to make on our own project image. Amazing design. The design consists of three different scenes, each printed in a different color, one on top of another. By viewing the design through a red, green, or blue filter the different layers of which the image is composed are revealed. When viewed under a red light or filter the scene is an elaborate architectural interior with a central lone figure; with a green filter, it is a landscape with a horse-drawn cart working its way through an old-growth forest; while a blue light reveals a dense group of figures and satyrs.