Report from Los Angels County Museum of ArtThe Los Angeles County Museum of Art is the premier visual arts museum in the Western United States. Its holdings include more than 150,000 works spanning the history of art from ancient times to the present.
Moreover, the museum has seasonal exhibitions, which focus on many different types of artists every month.The variety of artwork fascinates visitors and never bores them.I am a frequent visitor of the museum, and, this time, I was enchanted by the sculpture "Lady," which was created by Michael Lucero in 1999.The sculpture's body simulates Roman or Greek statues, but there is no human-like head.Instead of creating the head, he randomly stacked colorful earthenware on it."Lady" is revolutionary in these aspects: the use of contrasting the head and body is outstanding, it symbolizes the fusion of different cultures, and the mysterious appearance arouses people's imaginations of its meaning.By contrasting the color, texture, and the shape of the body and head, Michael Lucero has succeeded in capturing visitors' attention since the combinations are unusual and outstanding.
The color of the body is a solid off-white, and the texture of the surface is rough, resembling the statue of Virgin Mary.The shape is very complicating as well.The sculptor precisely produced the wrinkles of the cloth, and I could see the shape of the legs through it.The beauty of the body is beyond description, and it seems to be waiting for a command to step forward.
Unlike the body, the colors of the head are bright, and the surface is very smooth and shiny.Lucero utilized a beauty combination of primary colors, such as red, yellow, and blue, which mingled perfectly.The use of the vivid colors reminds me of a pattern in a tie-dye shirt.
It also has some pictures of insects and a digit "8:43," which makes it myste…