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.
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 September 5, 2018 with many additional resources.
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
Welcome to Art Appreciation 101! If you enjoy art and want to better appreciate or understand what you're seeing, you've come to the right place. This series is an introduction to art appreciation skills and concepts. The first step in turning yourself into a bona-fide art connoisseur is learning how to look. While this might… Continue reading Art Appreciation 101: How to Look
I'm excited to report that the new and improved Daily Art app was released today! Because I'm a Daily Art contributor, I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek as a beta tester earlier this month, so I already know that I'm a big fan of the updates.* I love the new searching and sorting features, as… Continue reading The updated Daily Art app is here!