Have you ever met someone that just don't seem to "GET" art in its various forms? They see a painting...don't "get" it.....and dismiss its worth. They listen to music that is out of their norm.. don't "get" it...and dismiss its worth. Watch a specific type of dance...don't "get" it..and dismiss its worth. There are many things I don't care for, but I am usually able to find something about most art & art forms that I'm able to appreciate. Why is that? I believe that one of the main reasons for this is that I have knowledge, understanding, and experience within the arts. What I bring to an art experience allows me to appreciate works of art even if I don't "get" it. I am able to pull out aspects of the work that connect back to my knowledge/understanding/experience, and I'm able to trust that the artist knew what they were doing or what they were trying to communicate through their work. I'm able to see beyond what I'm seeing (or hearing).
|Do you have eyes but fail to see, and ears but fail to hear?|