The Artist Strong Rewind

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Many people are afraid to talk about art. They don’t want to look stupid, or feel like they should know something about all art by being a practicing artist. That is why my article Discussing Art: A Beginner’s Guide is our third most popular post on Artist Strong.

“Remember, art is to appreciate and create dialogue, don’t feel intimidated just because you never learned how to talk about it!” (Click to Tweet)

Museums and fine art galleries have inadvertently, or consciously, cultivated art as elitist act. I’m here to tell you it doesn’t have to be that way. There are simple steps you can take to learn how to enjoy all kinds of art that you come across. Even better, perhaps, is this practice can be a strategy for developing your own artwork. What does it take? Following 4 simple steps to be more confident in your ART Speak.

While Discussing Art: A Beginner’s Guide can’t tell you all the history and backstory of each artwork you come across, it can offer you a way to start engaging with artwork of all genres. And while art analysis can get pretty complicated, art appreciation is only as complicated as you make it for yourself. Have fun and learn some more about (your?) art!

BE COURAGEOUSLY CREATIVE: Select an artwork from The Google Art Project and walk through these 4 easy steps. In fact! It’s so easy and quick I’d love to see you do it for me in the examples below. I’ll offer feedback for those who practice publicly in the comments!

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