What Does the Art You Like Say About You?
We all have preferences when it comes to the type of art we like. After all, art is a subjective matter and can bring out polarizing opinions. There are certain character attributes however, revealed by what particular art styles we are drawn to. Today, we'll explore the different types of art and what they say about you and your personality.
People that naturally gravitate to works of art by the old masters tend to be rather conservative and older in years. They will follow rules without question and do not like to rock the boat.
We are talking about the modern art produced during the 1890-1960 era, as opposed to contemporary art, which is still being created today. Those who are drawn to modern art are likely to be amiable and outgoing, romantic and open to new ideas.
It has been found that those who like these classic depictions of traditional characters tend to be generally more conservative in real life. The renaissance way of capturing the realistic beauty of the ordinary things in life resonate with those who prefer the simpler things in life.
Those who are fans of impressionist work have a tendency to be agreeable types who are conscientious individuals and do not like conflict. They are typically the ones who are trying to mediate between disagreements. It is thought the reason for this is the soft and muted tones of impressionist works are not offensive in any way, as are those who prefer them.
If you are a fan of cubism, then you have a pretty open mind and are indeed broadminded about most things. However, you are not opposed to being controversial in your opinions and sometimes like to shock for no reason, other than engaging the shock-factor itself.
This is probably to do with the fact that cubism was a cry against the more traditional movements like realism and impressionism as it attempted to ignore any formal way of drawing, instead, taking on a subject from many different angles.
Any fans of abstract art should ask themselves what it is that they really like about this particular style. We only ask because those who like abstract art have a tendency to stir up arguments out of thin air for the sake of it. They are, however, very open-minded and extrovert and extremely creative people themselves.
What Your Art Preference Says About You
Studies show that those who prefer representational art are much more agreeable and conscientious, but less open to new experiences than those who prefer the more abstract works.
Gender, as well as age, appeared to play a big role in determining results.
Overall, cubist and renaissance art is preferred by men, whilst impressionist and traditional Japanese paintings are favored by women. Older people rated impressionism and Japanese art, whereas younger people prefer the more modern forms of abstract and cubist art.