Finally, a comic that explains how to look at art

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

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Rachel Oakley is an Aussie writer based in NYC with an obsession for the creepy, cool and quirky side of life. Some of her main passions include philosophy, art, travel, and sarcasm.