Cultural Activity Report: Option 2: Create and Curate Your Own Art Museum

Assignment 3: Cultural Activity Report

HUM 112: World Cultures II

Option 2: Create and Curate Your Own Art Museum

I chose option two because I don’t have too many museums that are close to me. And the one we do have is not convenient for me to have time to complete this assignment. So, doing my own is exciting for me. The name of my museum is Glory Days Museum, 18th-century work of art, located in downtown Washington, DC. My role is the Owner/ CEO, I don’t know much about Art, so I hire a President/Manager for running the museum. I would display the paintings separate because they have their own story. The artist and the work I chose are: 

Giovanni Antonio Canal (18 October 1697 – 19 April 1768)

Known as Canaletto, he was an Italian painter of city views or vedute, of Venice, Rome, and London. He painted mythological pictures known as capricci. He was also known for printmakers utilizing the etching technique. From 1746 to 1756, he worked in England. Where he painted many views of London and other sites, like Warwick Castle. Canaletto’s early jobs remain his various coveted and, according to many authorities, his best. I love the art called The Women s Regaton, the Grand Canal in 1766 (B. Hutton, 1945).

Pietro Antonio Rotari was born in Verona. He painted mostly women. The one that caught my eye was—Alexander the Great and Roxane. He received painting lessons as a child from the Flemish engraver, Robert Van Auden-Aerdt, and from an early age began etchings, mostly of saintly themes. He was an apprenticed to the Veronese painter Antonio Balestra, His paintings began to reveal the transparent, cold colors, porcelain surfaces, and smooth handling associated with the swiss artist’s oils and pastels (Nat. Gallery of Art, 2019).

  1. Pietro Antonio Rotari (30 September 1707 – 31 August 1762)

Born in Paris in 1733, Hubert Robert was a sketch artist and painter whose early education was sponsored by members of the Choiseul family, the employers of his parents who were servants in their household (NGA, 2019). The painting The Ponte Salario in 1775 is the painting I found interesting.

  1. Hubert Robert, French, 1733 – 1808

Italian painter and designer, the son of a famous goldsmith. He has been defined as ‘Italy’s last Old Master’ and he was absolutely the last great Italian character to dominate painting in Rome, where he spent his entire career (Artuck,2005). One of his most exciting paintings is, Apollo and two muses; I couldn’t understand it, but that’s why I liked it so much. Batoni’s grand decorative schemes and altarpieces show the influence both of the antique and of Raphael, whose work he often mimicked. A lot of his paintings are very provocative.

  1. Pompeo Batoni Italian, 1708 – 1787

Apollo and two Muses

Like Pompeo Batoni, Boucher painted lots of provocative paintings. It’s funny because I never thought back at that time, they had thoughts of nudity this way. The triumph of venus is the painting that would be in my museum. François Boucher was a member of an extraordinarily talented generation of artists born around 1700 who would dominate French art for much of the eighteenth century (Nga,2019). Boucher studied the rudiments of painting from his father, Nicolas. He was one of the principal exponents of the extravagant, the ornate, colorful style associated with the reign of Louis XV. A hard-working draftsman. The triumph of Venus

  1. François Boucher French, 1703 – 1770


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