How to Appreciate Paintings RSS

As we move nearer to the painting, we may see changes to the painting; items that were clear from afar now appear as a few strokes, objects that were unidentifiable from far appear sharper now. 

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Always seize the opportunity to see a painting “live” on a wall.  Be aware of these differences when you continue to enjoy the painting later in a book or on the screen.

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Once we know that there is no right or wrong when appreciating a painting, we will no longer be tied by others’ judgments.  We can be more true to our hearts when exploring the painting; we can be more brave when we articulate our opinions of the painting; we can be more confident to look at more paintings.

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