It makes me sad that so many people don’t actually enjoy going to art museums. I read a list on the website “Cracked” about “Things people need to stop pretending to enjoy”, and going to art museums/galleries was one of them.
Art museums and art galleries are awesome! I feel like so many people figure “I’ve seen a picture of that painting. It’s the same thing.” but there is SO much you can do at an art museum to enhance the experience and really GET INTO a painting, or a sculpture. Things like standing at weird and awkward angles to appreciate the way the light moved over the texture of the brushstrokes! Seriously, you guys. Look at paintings like Sherlock:
I almost want to make a video explaining how to view art in a museum to better enjoy what you’re doing…. but I feel like there would be too many swear words…. Because I swear a lot.
Portrait of a Lady and her Daughter (Portrait of Anya and Lanya) - Laszlo
“A Self Portrait by Carl Gustav Jung”