Art appreciation

I know nothing about art, but I know what I like. It’s a cliché, but in my case it is true. I know next to nothing about art. I can tell the difference between abstract, portrait, still life and landscape, but I cannot look at a piece and identify the artist or the period or anything else about the work. To my knowledge there is no particular type of art that I dislike. Similarly, there is no particular type that I prefer over others, though I do tend to like portraits over other subjects. Rather, I tend to judge each individual piece. Most of the time, I don’t even know why I like or dislike a piece, I just do. Anyway, here are some of my favourite pieces:


Untitled oil painting (1984) by Zdzislaw Beksinski


Domenico Feti – Melancholy (Version 2)

The Scream by Edvard Munch


Nouveau Totem, abstract art by Marten Jansen


salvador dali-melting clocks


Untitled by Wayne Krause


Wild Flowers – Celia Perceval

Sidney Nolan: Mask and Memory

Sidney Nolan: Mask and Memory


The Pioneers – Fredrick McCubbin


mary cassatt – mother and child

What are your favourite pieces of art? Do you have a favourite style? Is there any art that you absolutely hate?

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