Art confounds me…
For one thing, I don’t feel like I need some ‘expert’ to tell me which artwork is good or great. I also don’t need to know all the brilliant techniques an artist uses in order to enjoy the art—although I can appreciate the skill that went into it. See? Confounding.
I also find that I enjoy American artists, such as Wyeth, Hopper, Homer, and Remington, way more than anything that came out of Europe. But everyone has their own tastes…so that’s confounding in a good way.
I don’t “get” abstract art, but I don’t hate it or look down on it, either. There’s room for everyone, artistically.
Consider: If every piece of art in the world cost exactly the same price, what artwork would you collect? That is, once you factor out hype and experts and connoisseurs and such, what would you buy to hang in your home and enjoy?