The Washington Post
How to view art:
Be dead serious about it, but don’t expect too much
By Philip Kennicott October 4, 2014
How to view art: Be dead serious about it, but don’t expect too much
www.washingtonpost.com Some advice: If you feel better about yourself when you leave a museum, you should follow these five...
- 01/03/2016 #4Tiina Holli#3 oh yes and the miracle of art is in its (maybe "hers" ? hmmm ... is Art female ? some say so ... it is a little unrespectful to call Art " it " ---> : -) yes the miracle of Art is in its ability to HIDE ITSELF - how a piece of artwork can suddenly open up to the viewer when the viewer is ready for it - after glancing at it maybe for years - a question of " self " - in what state is the viewer - but also a question of this ability to HIDE ITSELF - I hope I am not repeating myself too much, but art theoretician @Murat Oktay Danis has a theory about this, what the artworks in fact are HIDING IN THEM ...Reply
- 01/03/2016 #3Pamela L. Williams"any picture that attracts hordes of people has long since died, a victim of its own renown, its aura dissipated, its meaning lost in heaps of platitudes and cant. Say a prayer for its soul and move on" Both agree and disagree with that statement; but that's the beauty and challenge of appreciating art. See in it, take from it what feeds you. "Feel better about yourself"Reply