Sunday, November 16, 2008

Different Strokes

Have you ever heard the saying, "different strokes for different folks"?  Well in the art world, this phrase fits perfectly for the wide range of artists and art lovers out there.  There are millions of painting and sculptures out there, and in all honesty, not everyone is going to like every piece...that's why there are so many out there.  So many times I see people get hung up on art that they don't like or are confused by that they forget to look at works that are pleasing to them.  It is good to get a sense of what you like and what you don't like, but what is the point of only focusing on the negative?  You wouldn't continue to eat food that makes you feel sick would you?  There are tons of art styles out there, if you love Abstract look at and acquire Abstract art.  If you love Realism look at Realism.  The most important thing to remember when looking at art is to keep an open mind.  It is okay to not like something, it doesn't mean that you don't like art, you just haven't found the right piece yet.  It is alright to be "picky" and it is fine to have specific taste.  It is also okay for someone else to like a piece that you do not.  That is what makes the realm of art so great, there is no right or wrong!  Beauty in art is in the eye of the beholder.  Please share your experiences with us!

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