Is loving art and appreciating art the same thing?
I know i definitely enjoy looking at art. When i look at the pieces of art i think about whether i can afford to buy it, and where i would put it in my dream home. I would also wonder what the artist, creator was thinking or wanting to say when they produced their work. Often creatives relate their art to something in their world or something they want in their world. Is that me being appreciative of art?
What is appreciation? Surely everyone enjoys appreciating pretty things…. I certainly do. But is that true appreciation? Appreciation has been defined as:
To the pieces i like and i question, i do follow the above actions. Perhaps loving and appreciating is the same thing. I suspect an artist may question that.
Over that last 5-6 years i have been spending my spare time going to art exhibitions in different parts of the world- including London,UK; Beijing and Shanghai, China; Istanbul, Turkey; Paris, France; and Milan, Italy. I love looking at art and designs and i really hope that this gives the readers a flavour of my personal views.
I hope to share some of my past visits of art exhibition in my future blogs.
More recently i have been to 2 amazing art exhibitions. At the beginning of March 2013, i went to Art 13 that was in London Olympia. It showed many galleries’ collections from all over the world under one roof. The photos below are just some of my shots of the event.
|Interior with Waterlillies
|Landscape with Philosopher, 1997