I know very little about art, but nevertheless I find it very interesting. There are many paintings that I don't like, or think that I wouldn't like and many that I do like. I expect that is the same for many of us. We all have different tastes, styles and interests after all.
Today I have three paintings to share with you that might or might not be your "thing". I would have expected to like the first two and indeed I do like them. The third is different and I will talk more about that in a moment.
These three paintings are all in the Museum of Fine Art in Boston.
I love snow scenes and have quite a thing for them in fact. This painting is beautiful in my eyes. I love the way that the snow has been captured. It has a real sense of winter and of America for me.
This painting is perhaps a bit more traditional. It is a landscape, something we are quite familiar with. I think that it is a little more unusual though because of the snow. You can really feel what the artist is trying to say in this picture. Well, I think so!
The third painting I have to share is this one by Jackson Pollock. I am not "into" modern art particularly. Although there are some paintings that I really enjoy and of course in some ways how "modern" is this one now that it is over 65 years old.
It seems amazing to me that we are thinking of this as quite "new" given how long ago it was painted.
I never would have expected to like any paintings by Jackson Pollock - although I would have said the same about Lichtenstein and Hockney and I like many of their works. This painting was fascinating though. To see it in real life rather than a picture is a very different experience. You can feel the texture and movement and the combination of colours up close is very interesting.
Just as I try not to judge a book by its cover, I now try not to judge paintings by my first reaction or preconceived opinions.
I hope that you enjoyed these paintings and my thoughts. I am joining with Barbara at Coastal Ripples for Paint Monthly. Do go and see some other artwork at the link up here.