August 15

Make Art a Part…Week 1

Posted by lori . 4 Comments

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This week, I read through the section on “perception.”  Kaitlyn asks, “What is your overall perception of art?”  I would say that my overall perception of art is joy.  The joy of looking at something that is a physical expression of the human soul and heart.  When I’m around fine art, I have to admit that I’m intimidated by it, but I love it too.  The intimidation comes from my feeling that I should understand it on an intellectual basis; the love comes from the beauty and the challenge of looking at a piece of art.  I feel most comfortable about art when I’m looking at it by myself, or I’m with someone that likes to talk about it without the belief that there is a definitive “right” answer to its interpretation.  That said, I do love to learn about art.  One of the most enjoyable “learning” experiences I ever had about art was Sister Wendy’s Story of Painting.  Sister Wendy Beckett combines astonishing knowledge with astonishing passion about art and is able to translate it to her viewer.  If you think art is “beyond” you, give Sister Wendy a try.

If you’d like to watch an enjoyable movie about people’s perception of art, consider watching Framed which aired on Masterpiece Contemporary.

This week’s creation exercise was paper crafting.  I made these cute envelopes and gift cards.

Wondering what the picture at the beginning of this post is about?  Depends on your perception…it’s a goblet or two people about to kiss.  What do you see?

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4 Responses to " Make Art a Part…Week 1"

  • houndstooth says:

    I always see two people when I see that one!

    I know what you mean about art on an intellectual level. Sometimes that’s easier to do than others. The truth is, I think everyone understands art differently because everyone perceives it differently. There isn’t a right or wrong answer.

    • lori says:

      I know you appreciate art because you often share it in your posts. Since starting this e-course, I’ve been thinking about how I don’t take time to visit art galleries, museums or public art like I used to. I want to be more attentive to making time for that. I need to get an art buddy!

  • MayzieMom says:

    My mom says she saw two people about to kiss!

    I don’t know much about art but I’m pretty sure it’s like everything else in life. You just breathe it in and see how it makes you feel. Sometimes it smells so good, you just gotta roll around in it. And sometimes it’s confusing and maybe it skeers you a little. But either way, it’s exciting. And that’s part of what makes life SO super amazing, don’t you think?

    Wiggles & Wags,
    Mayzie

    PeeS. Mom wanted me to make sure to tell you that our Shall-Ay has curtains in it and she promises she didn’t give our camping neighbors a show. BOL!

    • lori says:

      Mayzie…I think you described art appreciation PERFECTLY! I’m also glad to hear about the curtains. I’m sure the blog post you would have written about your Mom getting arrested for public indecency would have been hilarious, but it’s probably best to stick with more mundane adventures.


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