by Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Thursday 23 January 2014

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?

And just what exactly am I supposed to get out of a blank canvas? Wonder no more. Comic artist Grant Snider has given us a quirky little pictorial to understand how we’re meant to look at art.

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!

Via The Huffington Post