Leeds Art Gallery

When is Art just Art?

Hi everyone, one of my favorite things I love to do is; going to art galleries. There is nothing like looking at a piece of art and interpreting it to what you see. When I look at a painting hanging on the wall I try to imagine what the artist must have been thinking of, when they created their masterpiece. What was their inspiration for doing it? You can learn so much about painting, just by looking at them. It can give you the inspiration for a piece of writing that you keep putting off, or the way you take a photograph, it just captures the imagination, the stories you could create from just looking at a piece of art.

An art gallery is a place of wonder for many things, especially if you are someone that loves creating or even expressing yourself through art.

Art comes in many forms whether it is through using your hands to paint or carve a piece of artwork out, to expressing it through dance, singing or acting. It is a way to release your inner self, in whatever you do. Art comes to us all, you just don’t always know that you are doing it.

Here is a list of different ways to express yourself

  • Poetry or Writing a Story
  • Children Through Toys
  • Diary or Journal
  • Artwork (Drawing, Painting, Doodling)
  • Dance
  • Singing
  • Mimes
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Role Play

Finding The History in Art

If you look beyond the what you see, you will discover that there is a lot of history surrounding these paintings, like which period are they from, or what century was it done in, who was the artist, was he or she famous or unknown. What is there story leading up to this piece of art? There are so many questions, that need to be discovered. Are you someone that wants to know the answers. Go to your nearest Art Gallery and find that special picture that is waiting for you to discover it…

Have a good week!

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