How to Appreciate Paintings RSS

The title of a painting is a little “short cut” in the journey of appreciating a painting.  By telling us what the painting is, the title of the painting allows us to understand the painting faster. 

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Do not rush to look at the title.  Look at the painting and spend some time really looking at it.  Let your mind wonder, connect with your inner self, develop your own story of the painting.

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Looking at the painting first before looking at the title of the painting allows us to engage with the painting twice, enhancing our experience and appreciation of the painting.

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The entire experience of the painting is enhanced when we look at the painting first before we look at the title. We can indulge in our own story of the painting, before hearing the artist’s story of her painting.

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The title of the painting is best used to complement, not usurp, our appreciation of the painting. The way to do it is to look at the painting first, before looking at the title.

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