Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Looking at Paintings




Wadsworth Atheneum.

10 comments:

bill burke said...

Looks like a nice place to view all those paintings.

Kate said...

Seeing in art galleries is highly personal. I have read recently in several articles that most viewers spend only seconds in front of a painting. Out of curiosity, I googled this phenomena and found interesting articles on this subject on the web. Apparently some viewers are more curious about certain paintings so more time is spent in front of them. I must confess that in crowded exhibits I have a tendency to zip through it; I am trying to be more careful in seeing details on individual painting, esp since I am reading a fascinating book called Visual Intelligence which uses paintings to teach higher visual acuity. I would find this museum a delight if there were no crowds.

Tanya Breese said...

wonderful shots and what a beautiful museum!

Sharon Anck said...

What a wonderful space for art.

Taken For Granted said...

Kate's point that people only spend a few seconds looking at individual paintings in galleries also applies to people looking at photographs on blogs. Very few people take as much as a minute to examine an image. This is sad in that most people may miss the intent of the photographer. Your photos are wonderfully formal in their composition.

William Kendall said...

That is a beautiful space for art- the first shot is my favourite.

RedPat said...

I really like the 2nd pic, Jack! Surprised? ;-)

jennyfreckles said...

Wow, what a lot of art is displayed - though some of those look a little too high to be viewed comfortably (maybe not for you!)

Bob Crowe said...

For me, photographing the visitors in an art museum is much more interesting than taking pictures of the art. The downside is that it distracts you from the art itself.

Kay said...

I like these. Each has a mood of its own and all of them are wonderful.