What do you look for in art?

@Nireths (149)
United States
March 6, 2007 6:48pm CST
Is it some special feeling? or what? what do people like to see in particular in art?
5 responses
@artguy (1476)
• United States
26 Apr 07
What I look for in art is that it is done well. I don't think I get a particular feeling from looking the art piece itself. But if the piece is done well I get a joy form exploring it.
@mulciber (58)
• Netherlands
9 Mar 07
I think that art should have a clear image that gets you thinking. If somebody sees your art and realizes she hasn't thought of that, you've accomplished something beatiful
• United States
7 Mar 07
Art, should provoke a feeling of negative or positive. Some people buy art for the colors or it evokes happy feelings. I am an artist. Look at my website: www.mgcreativearts.com Look at my store on line: http://www.cafepress.com/margieanneart What do you think?
@NordCat (124)
• United States
7 Mar 07
I like art that surprises me. With what? Anything. It can be very technical. It is always good. It esthetic pleasure to see something well made. What attractive to me is not only pretty picture. Personal, emotional. Something that is related to me. I notice art when it applies to my feelings.
@TinWolf (184)
• United States
7 Mar 07
Good Q. It's actually a very personal issue, much like politics or religion. Though you don't mention it; "favorite" in the contex of Art is pretty relative. I suggest any Artist who is able to "hang" has some level of appeal and popularity. Obviously a lot has to do with Dollars too, but any Artist worth their colors isn't in it, initially at least, for money. Anything creatively expressed is more a Passion, and Addiction, and one that may even become similar to OCD. Consider this analogy regarding theater, which I've personally been involved in for many years. What might you suspect is the Prime Directive for any actor? To "involve" and "engage" any audience! Certainly the more who are "reached" the better the actor did their "job" Painting mediums or Photo Art aren't vastly different. As an Artist I want the viewer to be involved, become immersed in a particular piece, or any piece, and feel something that the work evoked. It could be as simple as the use of color, or as deep as the use of minute details. An example of both might be Monet for his use of color and the style in which he produced a painting with thousands of DOTS of any color. On the other end might be Dali, who never created a piece that didn't include metaphor and images within images. Steven Wolf