I’m by no means an art critic. In fact, I don’t even know the title or artist’s name of half of these works. However, I have been to a handful of art museums over the years and there’s been dozens of pieces I’ve found moving or inspirational. Below are some of the top ones I thought might be worth sharing:
During a time when everything seems incredibly political and the news is constantly bogged down with negativity and horror, this piece stood out. A subtle reminder that compassion is the most accomplished of all traits to have.
When you look at this piece in real life, you see nothing. Just a black-and-white blur. However, when you hold up your phone to the piece, the pixels from your camera show you the subject: an eye. What’s crazy is that this piece was created before smartphones and digitally enhanced cameras even existed.
I think violins are the most beautifully crafted instrument and this piece raises the bar even higher…
This one was a breath of fresh air in its featured collection. It made me feel like sometimes all you had to do was breathe, count to twenty-five, and everything would be perfectly okay. (Of course, there’s probably some much deeper meaning to this work that my small brain completely missed.)
I liked this one not for it’s obvious religious undertone and deeper message, but, quite frankly, for its vibrant colors.
This work honestly gave me chills because it was so off-the-wall. It was a collection of “monsters” for every season. One, not pictured here, even looked like “Big Red,” the mascot of my alma mater. There was a creepy mask moving along one of the walls and the most eerie music you could imagine playing in the background. Think glass shattering sound effects and windchimes.
I stared at this one for at least 20 minutes with my mouth open. How could something so simple convey so much? Speaking, very clearly, to our addiction to technology and the overall meaninglessness of much of that use.
OKAY, THIS ONE WAS SERIOUSLY SO COOL. It was a large exhibit with miniature models of typical rooms throughout time and across space. You could see sample bedrooms in Asia, classic living rooms in 1860 America, and much more. Definitely one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen.
The four above are just some notable mentions of some sculptures that I found intriguing.
Some of my favorite pieces aren’t pictured, just because they were a strange medium like video/film or just because I was too into the moment to snap a picture.
Have you seen any of these pieces before? Let me know your thoughts on them in the comments!