How to Appreciate Paintings #22: The simple reason for liking a painting

Art exhibition in Singapore. ARTualize is the only art gallery in Singapore that lets you rent paintings for your home. On the wall are two oil paintings by Singapore artist Low Hai Hong of Bali, one is Tanah Lot and the other is a procession.


“I like this painting because green is my favourite colour.”
“I like this painting because it reminds me of my honeymoon to Bali.”
“I like this painting because I like boats.”
Yes, the reason for liking a painting can be as simple as these.
When talking to others, we may be shy to admit these reasons because they feel elementary, and so we pad them up with other intelligible explanations.  But deep down, the heart is triggered by such straightforward responses and we should not be ashamed of them. 
Stay true to your heart and openly acknowledge your reasons for liking a painting, no matter how simple it is.

How to appreciate paintings?  Realize the simple reasons that make you like a painting. 

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