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My thoughts on Art

I am trying to write about each of the different subjects, and am guilty of being behind.

The next one is art, something which I feel I know a bit more about. For a start there are several art forms, not just pictures, although when I think of art my first thought is paintings.

I don't think I have a favourite artist, I like several especially Ls Lowry, Van Gough, Dali, as well as any nice painting which catches my eye. I don't really have a favourite subject either, although I do have a weakness for nice sunsets. I like paintings which are well painted, and seem to bring a scene to life. In my sitting room there are two pictures, one is a Lowry print "Town Centre", which is a very busy scene, with lots of matchstick people. The second is the one which is hopefully in the photo and is a painting my husband did years ago of the Angel of the North, sadly he doesn't paint anymore.

I also enjoy statues, one of my favourites is Antony Gormley's Angel of the North, I hated it when it was first built but it's really grown on me. Locally we have quite a few different statues, and I also like seeing them abroad.

An art form I'm jealous of is people who can make beautiful quilts, and knit things. Knitting and crochet is a skill I'm still trying to learn.

I think the only art I'm any good with is photography, and I never really think that's on the same scale as painting a picture, but I do like taking photos and am trying to learn to be better at it.

The only art I don't like is modern art, unmade beds, sheep in formaldehyde all leave me cold. There's a modern art museum in Gateshead called the Baltic. The only thing I like about it is the view from the balcony. They once had an exhibit of bricks on a wall, they were numbered, I'm sure someone had taken time over it and people thought it was great, but I wasn't one of them.

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MaeLou wrote on February 16, 2015, 8:25 AM

Sheep in formaldehyde doesn't sound like something that would be of interest to me either. I'm not a big art fan. I guess the closest I get is to photography.

LilyDay wrote on February 17, 2015, 11:50 AM

I like a range of art. However, Monet's work will always be amongst my absolute favorite.

Once I have a real space for it, I would love to support some of our local artists. There are some who do truly wonderful work. Of course, I would also want to display some of my own stuff as well-- photos and sketches mostly. I am not great, but I do enjoy playing with such things.

allen0187 wrote on April 3, 2015, 8:22 PM

I'm not a big fan of art but I do know how to appreciate a good painitng or photograph. Recently, I went to an art fair and I'm not surprised to see that none of the art work featured there, didn't interest me at all.