After my disappointing experience at the University of Panama’s campus, which I described in my earlier post, I was rewarded a few minutes later as I continued to probe through the area. This time my face showed a more positive demeanor. It was a pleasure to view an example of Modern art in a small park near the administration building.
Under a tall and slender pine tree was a cute little park with several concrete benches and a blue pole with orange, yellow and green metallic leaves floating in the air. Early in the morning—it was about 7:30 a.m.—a soft and cool breeze whispered to the upper limbs of the majestic tree.
This was an example of Modern art which gained so much attention during the Sixties and Seventies. By Modern Art I mean the artistic works produced during the period extending roughly from the 1860s to the 1970s, and denotes the style and philosophy of the art produced during that era.
The term is usually associated with art in which the traditions of the past have been thrown aside in a spirit of experimentation. Modern artists experimented with new ways of seeing and with fresh ideas about the nature of materials and functions of art. A tendency toward abstraction is characteristic of much modern art.
I sat for about fifteen minutes under the shade of the tall pine tree to get a break. I was tired of walking and my feet hurt. It felt so good feeling the soft breeze on my face. It was very quiet. The noisy city seem so far away, yet it was only a few hundred feet away.
This is how the small park looked like with its flying polychromatic leaves attached to a blue pole. Here we go.
As you can see, the University of Panama is a box of pleasant and not so pleasant surprises. This expression of Modern art washed away the dissatisfaction I felt regarding the men and women from Jupiter or Mars which I described yesterday. Good Day.