If you give art the time you will see things that are secret, that can intrigue and raise questions about how the painting was created. Answers the questions below and go in the draw to win an original artwork by Toni Mosley.
While record numbers of people are going to galleries, visitors only spend around 15 to 30 seconds looking at a piece of art, which is less time than we tend to spend looking at a page on the internet.
If that seems remarkably short to you, we have good news, Slow Art Day aims to encourage people that it’s the quality, not quantity, of art-looking that matters, takes place this Saturday, April 4. Over 200 art galleries and museums around the world are participating. While there is no real substitute for seeing art face to face, for now virtually will have to do.
The idea is that such close attention will spark new appreciation for and discoveries about a work of art, forcing the viewer to notice small details they might otherwise overlook in a rush to see every piece on view. To view art slowly is to take the time to be fully present and to initiate a meaningful conversation between one’s own mind and heart and that of the artist.
So make yourself a cuppa, put your feet up for 5-10 minutes with one of Toni Mosley’s new works – Answer these questions and go in the draw to win an original!
Slow Art Questions- These are part of CASE: Allegory by Toni Mosley but these questions can be applied as you look at any artwork.
Sit and observe a piece of artwork for 5-10 min
1-What do you notice? The obvious and the subtle. (this is an immediate reaction)
2- Does this remind of anything? A story- Personal, Historical. A single meaning or multiple?
3- Colour and Mood? Do you have initial emotional response?
4- Does this piece bring up any questions —-this could be metaphorical or technical.
Click here to enter the draw. Closes 12th April 2020. Remember to leave your contact details. Please note delivery will be made after lockdown is lifted.