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Art Appreciation

No big mystery here: Art Appreciation simply means being able to look at works and form your own opinions. Naturally, those arty terms will be explained along the way.

Do I Have to Like Everything?
Do you like every piece of music you hear, every book you read or every food you taste? Art is a sensuous experience. Despite what others may have implied, not every work you see or every artist you "meet" is going to electrify your senses.

What is art?
"Art is form and content." Well, what does that mean? Read the FAQ to find out!

What is visual art?
The visual arts are those creations we can look at, such as a drawing or a painting.

What are the elements of art?
in art you've got line, shape, form, space, texture, value and color. Artists manipulate these elements, mix them in with principles of design and compose a piece of art.

10 Ways to Make Anyone Hate Art History
Be sure to follow any and all of these suggestions if your goal is to put children - or anyone else, for that matter - off the study of art and art history. Properly done, the once curious will come to loathe the very thought of art history.

SoYouWanna Fake an Appreciation for Art?
Funny, flip and brutally honest guide to "faking" your way through appreciating art, complete with Dead Giveaways and Pretentious Comments to Say. Definitely not for those pedantic types who feel art must be Taken Seriously.

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