How to Appreciate Paintings #9: Know more about the artist

Art exhibition in Singapore. ARTualize is the only art gallery in Singapore that lets you rent paintings for your home. Singapore artist Low Hai Hong stands in between in two oil paintings of Indonesia in his art exhibtion in an art gallery in Singapore.


While it is not necessary to have a formal education in arts to be able to appreciate art, some knowledge of art history and art vocabulary will help to heighten your appreciation of art.   
The easiest first step towards accumulating art knowledge is to know more about the artist whose paintings you are going to view.
Knowing more about the artist will make his paintings more enjoyable, as you can relate to the background behind the creation of the painting.  A painting is afterall an expression of the artist’s thoughts and feelings, which derives from his actual real life experiences.  Knowing more about the artist’s views on art will help you to craft out the motivation behind his paintings and what he soughts to achieve from his art.  Knowing more about the artist’s art journey will also enable you to see the developments and changes in his paintings. 

How to appreciate paintings?  Knowing more about the artist helps us in appreciating his painting. 

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