I went to the internet and I looked up “why study art.”
Most of the time, the sites were all about studying art for a degree. But then I found an incredible website. It offers reasons for studying Western Art History.
It is amazingly well done. I wish I could buy a copy of it and keep it on my computer so that if it ever goes away I could still have it.
Why Study Art? Enjoy the website. The pictures are incredible and it will make you think about why you like art.
There are also quiz questions and help thinking about writing about art. They are at the original website that showed me the site above.
I followed that page home and found What is Art? Amazing pictures. Simple discussion. As in our book’s essay “Ways of Seeing,” this examines beauty and truth…
Tools of the Artist begins here and discusses the art in terms of composition, line, color, space, shape, detail…
So I said to myself l’ll paint what I see, what the flower is to me but I’ll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking time to look at it. I will make even busy New Yorkers take time to see what I see in flowers. –Georgia O’Keeffe, American, 1887 – 1986