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 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.
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.
Where to enjoy and learn about artwork from your home and 100% for free. Last updated on March, 2020.
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. Some museums are simply free. I've been keeping a list. College and university art museums are often free to enter. (A few are not, so verify before you go.) Regional art museums… 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.
If you're on the fence about whether art appreciation is for you, let these ten reasons encourage you to give it a try. Art can be beautiful. But it can also be not beautiful, if you’re more into that. Art makes you think. The most powerful works of art inspire deep and meaningful thoughts. Art lets you see… Continue reading Why I Love Art, and You Will Too