How to Appreciate Paintings #79: Looking at paintings NFTF (Part 3)

Art exhibition in Singapore. ARTualize is the only art gallery in Singapore that lets you rent paintings for your home. This is a big exhibition hall in an art gallery.  The paintings on the wall at the other end are paintings of Wayang Kulit, the puppets in Indonesia.


NFTF or Non Face To Face, has always been a part of how to appreciate paintings, before it became the only option in these unusual times of Covid 19.  NFTF allows us to look at paintings produced by artists from around the world through the ages without much effort, time and money.  We can look at as many paintings as we want, for as long as we want, as many times as we want, whenever we want.
There are physical and non physical NFTF ways of looking at paintings.
Physical NFTF includes books, posters, printouts, reproductions, post cards, brochures, etc.  Books written on specific artists or art movements allow us to look at many paintings related to the topic in one setting.  Art books printed in conjunction with an exhibtion enable us to refresh our memories of the paintings we had seen in person in the exhibtion.
Non physical NFTF includes online art libraries, commercial art galleries, non profit art museums, google searches, artists’ personal websites, and posts on social media.  The online art world gives us access to a wide variety of artists: professional and amateur, old masters and unknowns, artists from different countries and cultures; and a wide variety of artworks: contemporary and old masters, collectibles and non curated works, artworks in different mediums and styles. 
How to appreciate paintings?  Non Face to Face, or NFTF, has always been an essential part of how to appreciate paintings; physical NFTF includes books while non physical NFTF includes online art libraries. 
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