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How Art Works

Art can be considered from many different perspectives. I choose to think of it in terms of the way it communicates, but one could discuss art history in terms of what it tells us about

  • Life at a particular time and place
  • Human nature
  • The nature of reality
  • How aesthetic values have changed

With contemporary art, we can examine

  • What it means to us
  • How it compares to other work being produced at this time
  • How it compares to art of the past
  • How it was created

As with any discipline, if we are interested in art we benefit by learning about how it functions in our world. By understanding the ways artists create their works, our appreciation of the works we see is enhanced. This website is dedicated to exploring the ways that art speaks and extends our wonder and insight.

Please read about

Art as Communication
Art Myths