How We Look At Art

Source: ta-nehisicoates.theatlantic.com  .03 August.2009

A good question to ask  if spending an idle morning watching people look at art:  What exactly are they looking for when they roam as tourists around museums?

Most visitors to a museum pass  through the gallery oblivious to the works of art surrounding them. Few, if any, stop and pause in front of a painting or sculpture to determine the deeper meaning, to focus on what the artist was trying to portray. Some are happy just to snap a quick photo of the art and view the picture of the art after their visit is completed.

Visitors at the Louvre: some engage directly with the art while others take pictures of pictures. Valerio Mezzanotti for The New York Times

Visitors at the Louvre: some engage directly with the art while others take pictures of pictures. Valerio Mezzanotti for The New York Times

How do YOU look at Art when visiting a museum?

Read the story:

http://ta-nehisicoates.theatlantic.com/archives/2009/08/how_we_look_at_art.php

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