How to read art (Short Introduction)

This is part 1 in a series. As newer parts are developed I will update links here.

The ideas for this series are greatly derived from Bill Perkin's Composition & Cinematography course at Concept Design Academy.

Art is a language of visual communication.

Many can appreciate art without learning how it's formed. Many create art without knowing what they're doing.

Similarly, many speak English without learning how it's formed. They use it everyday. Fluently. There's no issues.

However, have you ever tried learning a foreign language as an adult learner?

It becomes blatantly apparent that a good way to understand the language would be to break it down and learn how the language constructed.

Many have broken down how a language is constructed.

When you find the pieces of grammar scattered around- pronouns, nouns, verbs, etc.

You may realise that you may have never understood your original language.

Then, after you learn your original language, you further realise how language works.

Something clicks in your mind, and you gain a new rational, structural awareness of the language you have been speaking for a lifetime.

The same may apply for art.

You may already know some words or phrases in art, but have never considered it's grammar.

Out there in this big world, there are people who have broken visual art down. [explained in part 2]

The following posts in this series will delve into how one can read visual art.

It will do this by identifying how different images are made.

'Till next time.
-Mark