So, much different from my major - and, well, every other class I've taken, I'm enrolled in two art courses this semester. One of which, Art History, has totally captured my attention. Although often times I feel lost, I still feel as though I'm learning a whole bunch about art in such a short period of time. There are so many things I never noticed and never truly appreciated about the work of artists. I'm quickly learning and throwing myself into the class as much as possible. It doesn't hurt that because of the location of my campus, we are able to visit the Museum of Fine Arts every single time we have class. That's twice a week. Yes, I get to go to the MFA (for free - thanks again, Northeastern for your awesome community relations) twice a week!
During our visit today we had the opportunity to analyze Rough Sea by Jacob Van Ruisdael. I ended up staring at this painting for quite some time. The skill that went into creating the lighting and the movement of the waves is just incredible. It's truly amazing being able to see this up close and in person.
One of my favorite corridors
I will be sad when this class ends, but I have this grand plan of, at some point in the future, being able to say I've looked at (and read the descriptions of) every piece of artwork in the MFA. I've always had odd little plans (reading every book in the public library in my hometown was the first) and I think I might actually attempt to go through with this one! Not the crazy library plan, but the MFA plan. So, if any of my lovely Boston friends are in need of a museum buddy, here I am!
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