I came across this post called “How to Read a Painting” on lifehack.org and had to pass it along. The author not only gives us a reason to learn how to appreciate art, “even a passing acquaintance with art can enrich and deepen our understanding of the world around us” as well as the tools or ways of looking at art to gain a greater appreciation.
The tools are “subject, symbolism, style, and self-examination” and I highly recommend reading this article, especially if you are going to be taking a trip to a museum any time soon.
In fact, you should read the article and make your plans to visit an art museum right away!
You deserve it !