Sunday, July 12

What Your Taste In Art Reveals About You


Whether you’re an art enthusiast or simply un-phased about the matter, through some means or another, you have been exposed to art. Perhaps through social media, television or in magazines? Whatever the case, studies suggest a clear link between your art preference and your personality.

From Cubism to the Renaissance, we look at the era in which and how the specific art genres transformed society; and with some good references and deduction, we touch on what all this may say about you.


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You Go Against The Grain

The history of Cubism saw Pablo Picasso and Georges Braques leading this influential visual arts style during the 20th century. It was a direct response against impressionism and realism at the time. You may be strongly drawn to this school of art because of its nature to challenge conventionalism.

You Are Insightful and Inventive

Introduced during an era where major advances and inventions in science and technology were made which included x-rays, photography, cinematography, sound recording, the telephone, the motor car and the aeroplane – likewise, great minds, Albert Einstein and Freud, revealed to the world that there was more than meets the eye – this could be the very reason you enjoy Cubism.

“Disdaining rationalism and literary realism, and powerfully influenced by Sigmund Freud, the Surrealists believed the conscious mind repressed the power of the imagination, weighting it down with taboos” – Cubism, Dada and Surrealism (Contextual Studies).

You Are Influential

Cubism was the stepping stone for many other styles of modern art which includes, Orphism, Futurism, Vorticism, Suprematism, Constructivism and Expressionism. And because of your non-conformist nature, you may indirectly have an influential flair about you.

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You Are Open to Experiences

Wassily Kandinsky, who was one of the first artists to experiment with abstract in the 19 century, stepped away from conventional representational art. The idea behind abstract art is that there is no one idea and no restriction to interpretation which allows a journey of boundless experience to those enjoy expressionist art.

You Are Intellectual and Emotional

Because of its non-representative nature and limitlessness, abstract art may accompany the urge to seek an emotional or an intellectual connectivity with the art piece.

“Abstract art is art that does not have boundaries set by things that already exist. It can thus be highly creative and mind provoking. It is also an art style that better than others can complement other forms of art because of its intrinsic nature of being open to interpretation and its weight on aesthetics.” – Why are people fascinated by abstract art? (Quora)

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You Are Conservative and Traditional

This is one of the oldest schools of painting, founded in 14th Century Italy, during a time of the plague, war and the turmoil of the Catholic Church, when art was re-introduced to encourage the individual to become a better citizen. You may be drawn to it for its traditional essence.

You Appreciate Simplicity

Requiring very little intellectual work from those who appreciate Renaissance, the focus was more on objects, people, the human anatomy and how to make them look more real.

“People looked solid and displayed real emotions, allowing the viewer to connect with what the depicted persons were thinking and feeling.” – The Basics of Art: The Renaissance (The Art of Manliness).

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You Are Agreeable and Conscientious

Impressionism was deemed revolutionary during the 19-century, seeing artists such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Claude Monet leading the movement. However, studies reveal that people who prefer impressionist art are “more agreeable and conscientious, and less open to new experiences, than those who rated the more abstract works” – Personality and Art (The Psychologist).

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Some good pieces of art to portray your personality:

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