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Published On: Fri, Jul 28th, 2017

Appreciating Art In Everyday Life

Regardless of who you are and where you live, there’s a good chance that there’s always art surrounding you. And that’s why it makes sense on a very basic level to learn to appreciate art, and incorporate that enjoyment into your life.

Some things to pay attention to include landscapes, portraits, the potential for you to learn to draw and paint, and the different ways that you can focus on improving your life by appreciating the artistic integrity of things around you. It doesn’t take a lot of time or energy to learn to embrace the idea of art in your life, and the benefits are immediate as well as long-term.

Jan Havicksz. Steen:”The Prayer Before Meals” paintedin 1660 photo/public domain

Landscapes

Looking at landscape art is particularly peaceful. Artists that do a good job evoking emotion through landscape paintings and drawings have a special place in many people’s hearts. Landscape painting can be transformative and transcendental. The places painted can be real or imaginary. They can be a historical or future based. The fact that the focus is on a large environment is what draws many people to them, but the details that can be present in landscape artistry are absolutely phenomenal when done with time and care.

Portraits

When you see famous portraits, you see your own personality reflected back at you. How are you relate to other human faces will tell you more about your own perspective on life that it will tell you about the person that you’re looking at. Humans are social creatures, and when painters create portraits, there is a dialogue that is created between the person viewing the art, the person creating the art, and the person depicted in the artwork. The more you develop this relationship with this concept, the more you will get out of the portraiture that you see around you.

Learning To Draw and Paint

Then there’s also the idea of learning to draw and paint yourself. Once you know what goes into creating art, you can appreciate the art others that much more clearly. Again, there isn’t a whole lot of money that needs to go into the initial education process, but as you learn more about the tools and techniques, you may want to expand your horizons. Ultimately, most people are not going to be famous artists. However, those that learn to draw or use paint will at least have an additional layer of depth that they can put into comprehending the art around them.

Improving Your Life With Art

In the end, appreciating art in everyday life is all about improving your life with the same concepts. If you can visually enjoy your surroundings based on artistic principles, then you can step back whenever you need to, take a breath, and look around you as though you were looking at a four-dimensional painting. Even that short meditation can improve nearly any situation that you’re in.

Author: Anna Johansson

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