Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Stolen from Kevin

I like these quizzy things. I stole this one from Kevin. I was always going to do an art quiz. I think the fact that I've got a fine art degree (and have therefore been trained in looking at art) has skewn the personality results a bit: I really don't see myself as a visionary although I agree that I'm a bit of a non-conformist.

Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test...

Non-conformist, Visionary, and Independent


Abstract art uses a visual language of form, color and line to create a composition which exists independently of what may appear to others as visual realities. Western had been underpinned by the logic of perspective and an attempt to reproduce an illusion of visible reality. It allowed the progressive thinking artists to show a different side to the world around them. By the end of the 19th century many artists felt a need to create a 'new kind of art' which would encompass the fundamental changes taking place in technology, science and philosophy. Abstract artists created art that was diverse and reflected the social and intellectual turmoil in all areas of Western culture.


People that chose abstract art as their preferred artform tend to be visionsaries. They see things in the world around them and in people that others may miss because they look beyond what is visual only with the eye. They rely on their inner thoughts and feelings in dealing with the world around them instead of on what they are told they should think and feel. They feel freed from the tendancy to be bound by traditional thought and experiences. They look more toward their own ideas and experiences than what they are told by their religious upbringing or from scientific evidence. They tend to like to prove theories themselves instead of relying on the insight or ideas of others. They are not bound by common and mundane, but like to travel and have new experiences. They value intelligence, but they also enjoy a challenge. They can be rather argumentative when they are being forced or feel as if they are being forced to conform.


Take What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test at HelloQuizzy

6 comments:

Carol and Chris said...

Ooohh I did enjoy doing that!! I got the same answer as you :-)

C x

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Blimey, that took ages! I found it really hard to choose... but I ended up being a blend of Islamic and Impressionist, which surprised me, because I would have expected to be more on the abstract side, and I didn't think I was particularly enamoured of stylistic art in paintings. So I'm officially Traditional, which is odd as I'll always visit a gallery full of contemporary work for preference. But then they had lots of cubist-type stuff, which I'm not so keen on, and less Kandinsky/Miro etc, which I prefer. Interesting, though - thanks for the diversion!

Flowerpot said...

I'll go and have a look - thanks for that!

KAREN said...

I really liked that quiz! I'm an Impressionist - balanced, secure and realistic, which pretty much sums me up. Apart from the balanced bit...

Debs said...

I enjoyed that, but already can't remember what I am (duh), although I was mainly Impressionist, then Cubist and ...nope, it's gone.

Honestly, I'm useless sometimes.

Debs said...

Yep, just seen Karen's and I was balanced, secure & realistic too. Honestly, I think I need to lie down with a cool flannel on my head!