Why do we look at art?

At base art history is about learning to see what you’re looking at. Humans make art to communicate meaning to other humans so looking with focus can get you closer to that meaning. Art is an excellent place to sharpen your eyes for life in general: visual literacy is the key to so much these days.

How do you examine a painting?

If possible, look closely at the painting to see the artist’s brushwork….Did The Artist Take Advantage Of Visible Brushwork?Is there a common theme with the brushwork? Did the artist use distinct strokes or blended strokes?How did the artist paint the finer details?Did the artist use large or small brushes?

How do you critique a painting?

Art criticism involves four basic steps, including: Look at the obvious. Analyze the artwork….Look at the Obvious. Analyze the Artwork. Decide on an Interpretation. Make a Judgment Call.

How can I make my art more interesting?

Create an Inspirational Work Environment. This may seem obvious, but we are a product of our environment. Have a Concept in Mind Before You Begin. All expressions of art begin with a concept. Composition. Learn to See the Negative Shapes or Space. Understand the Color Wheel. Learn to See Value. Keep it Simple. Use Rhythm.

Why do painting eyes follow you?

“When we observe a picture on the wall, the visual information that defines near and far points is unaffected by viewing direction. Still, we interpret this perceptually as if it were a real object. That is why the eyes appear to follow you as you change your viewing direction.”

What is it called when eyes in a painting follow you?

The famous portraiture is known for its enigmatic eyes that seem to be looking directly at you and follow you as you move. Leonardo was not the first to create such a painting, but it is so closely associated with him that this effect is also known as “the Mona Lisa effect.”