Last time I went to a museum all I could think about was if I my stepmother ever found where I threw away the christmas presents she got me from the dollar store that I didn’t have room to pack. Funny what fine art makes you think about.
I love that painting.
Am I overreaching to suggest that Girl is worried about the oven being on because of the fiery tones of Turner’s paintings?
I think it has more to do with the name Turner
I always feel so awkward whenever I visit a modern art exhibit, mainly when the pieces are supposed to be extremely vague and ironic or any other pretentious art terms you can use to explain them.
I stand thinking what kind of emotion am I supposed to display while viewing this piece? Should I feel concerned? Should I look over-joyed? Does the person next to me think I don’t “get” it? Would I be considered a mongoloid if I didn’t even know the name of the artist who’s exhibit I was attending?
I am troubled.
That’s what everyone things. Some people just happen to be better at hiding it.
When do I scoff? When do I act impressed? When am I allowed to wander off and ask for another wine?
Heh. Wow, worrying about what you are supposed to be thinking or feeling. I always wondered what viewers of art thought. . . I mean worried about.
Reality: You aren’t required/supposed to think or feel anything. The dialogue between a piece of art and the viewer is individual to each viewer. If the Artist has one emotion or thought progression in mind, that may or may not be something that can be interpreted by any given viewer.
I’d suggest instead to just pay attention to what thoughts and/or emotions you DO have and let them be what they are.
the term ‘painterly’ makes me want to punch someone in the eye.
mind ur biznezz
This is how you react to a painting at an art museum: