19 January 2011

art appreciation

How can I appreciate art (I'm talking about art in the sense of visual artwork here) at my level? I don't have the context for the method, theory, or history. So when I go to a museum or gallery and see something on display, how do I get something out of it? My experience at a lot of museums/galleries/places where art is presented is a little bit like this: Look at piece for five seconds, think "That looks cool," or maybe "That's weird," or "I don't get it," and then move on to next piece. Then I forget about everything I saw.



3 comments:

Holly said...

I'm not entirely certain your way of appreciating art is a bad way . . .

Rachel B. said...

I'm the same way. And I'm afraid to ever talk about it in front of people who are artistically knowledgeable because I'm afraid they'll think of me the way I think of people who say Twilight is their favorite book.

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