Growing up, I always like to look at art, but I never really appreciated it as much as I do now. If you’re just looking at it with a closed mind, it is simply just paint on a canvas. but if you look closely and pay attention, there is a story being told within the artwork.
Similar to the Discussion Post I did for Sin Fronteras, my perception from reading the poems and actually hearing them was totally different. It’s the same thing with art, after looking at it with a more opened mind, it looks totally different. you begin to notice all of the minor details within the painting, color stands out more and the painting becomes more beautiful. Art isn’t just supposed to be pleasing to the eye, it is supposed to be understood. We as the people viewing the artwork are supposed to be able to understand just what the artist is trying to depict. Sometimes it is harder to truly tell what story is being told in a painting, especially in and abstract work of art.
I wasn’t able to visit an art museum for this blog post. But I did some really amazing art online, and one piece that stood out the most to me was “Every Woman” by Monica Stewart. At first glance I didn’t get what the painting was depicting but the the longer I looked at it the more I understood and the more beautiful became. This painting is highlighting the beauty of all women of African descent regardless of their shade or hue.