It's easy to assume that you know what you're going to enjoy and only look at that, passing by other artworks without paying much attention. It's all too easy to pre-screen your experience, even if you don't mean to, but I would suggest trying to keep an open mind. You may find a new favorite where you least expect it.
What is Romanticism in art? Learn about the different themes and stylistic attributes of Romantic painting, sculpture, and architecture. Find out how it's different from Neo-Classicism, the style that preceded it.
A few quick thoughts on Michael Findlay's book Seeing Slowly: Looking at Modern Art, about enjoying modern and contemporary art.
My thoughts on Meetings With Remarkable Manuscripts, a really excellent and informative book about twelve, world-class medieval manuscripts.
Museum fatigue is the what happens when you overwhelm yourself during a museum visit. It can happen to anyone from causal tourists to art professionals. Here are some ways to deal with it.
Follow my new Instagram, @ascholarlyskaterart, for a window into my art viewing and historic place visiting adventures!
Strong skills in looking at artwork are essential for any art lover. Using our eyes is second nature to many of us, yet we still miss so many things. Here are strategies for getting more out of your art viewing experiences.
How to enjoy artwork from your home and 100% for free.
A tight budget doesn't have to mean a life without art. There are some places that you can enjoy works of art absolutely for free. College and university art museums are often free to enter. For example, the Princeton University Art Museum is always free and open to the public. Read my review here. Regional art… Continue reading How to Enjoy Art Absolutely for Free
It's great to look at art online, but nothing beats seeing it up close at a museum. For the best possible museum-going experience, plan ahead. Here are some things to keep in mind. The Louvre Museum in Paris, with its famous glass pyramid entrance. Prepare to wait in lots of lines if you visit. (Photo… Continue reading How to Have a Great Museum Visit (Art Appreciation 101)