Sometimes we all feel we need to go beyond our typical parameters. The new year is a new opportunity to gain an appreciation for something different, and when it is something that you’re not normally exposed to, it can seem very difficult to gain entryway into this world. Whether it is art, music, or foreign movies, what does it really take to gain an appreciation of a culture that is vastly different to what you are used to?
Learn a Tiny Bit Every Day
A lot of us think that in order to gain an appreciation of something we’ve got to dive in wholeheartedly, and when it comes to something like art, we may think that we’ve just got to start absorbing all of these materials in order to gain an appreciation. But whether you have that temptation to purchase genuine Pro Hart originals or start visiting museums seven days a week, you have to remember that doing a little bit every day is much better than doing nothing at all. If you spend five minutes every day learning a tiny bit about a different culture, this means you will have invested more than 30 hours over the course of a year. There is no time limit!
Taking the Deep Dive Online
The best approach if you really want to start absorbing a variety of materials is to, very simply, hit search on Google! In fact, one of the best ways to get an appreciation of art is to find out out about one artist that intrigues you and go on Wikipedia- you’ll find that there are so many links to other artists and styles and movements you will spend a lot of time getting clued up in this really interesting history.
Analysing is one of those great approaches that force you to think differently. When it comes to a piece of art, you can start to ask yourself simple questions about the person and what they were thinking when they created this piece of art. When you start to become more analytical, it gives you insight into their feelings. And while you may think that “it’s just a bunch of colours splattered together,” if you gain insight into how the artist was feeling or even how you feel, this can be a very unique way to gain insight into something different. Because it’s not always about how you think about something, but also about how you don’t think about something. Whether you are trying to educate your child and give them an appreciation for something that you can’t understand or you think that you need to appreciate something different, you have to remember that discussion is pivotal.
Sometimes we don’t understand something because we haven’t given it the time it needs but whether you are looking to become interested in something that doesn’t necessarily appeal to you, you have to remember that you won’t be able to understand everything. Sometimes we can’t gain an appreciation for something different, but it’s always important to try.