We’ve all seen them. The art gallery goers who spend hours (ok, minutes, but it feels like hours) staring at paintings, looking up dreamily at statues and mumbling to themselves over sculptures. But what exactly are they getting from all that looking? How do they interpret an artist’s intention?
Here’s just a few tips: get out of your own head, recognize contrasts of style and form, and understand and appreciate abstraction. Ok, now off to critique!