Whether you admit it or not, art surrounds us. It’s part of our everyday life. Yet, its importance is going to significantly vary from one to the other. There are some who are just not satisfied with the sheer amount of art programs they watched, galleries that they’ve been through, reading biographies of the artists whereas some don’t care at all.
There is literally art in everything whether you are outdoors and enjoying your camper life, you can get inspiration in making new projects. So in this article, we will be focusing on intelligence factors and established personality as determinants of artistic preference, judgment, knowledge and interests.
Try picturing a person who is in an art museum or perhaps, pursuing a career or degree in art. Is the image you conjured all about gender, socio-economic status and age or is it leaning more in the artistic personality towards embracing new experiences? Despite the fact that art has played a significant role in the society, psychologists have ignored why some people are more inclined and concerned with art and others are not?
Interest in Art
Another approach to studying art and personality has concentrated on artistic interests or extent of which individuals are engaged in art related activities like:
- Watching art programs
- Going to museums
- Reading art books
According to research, those who are heavily invested in one art domain like for instance, visual arts or fine arts are likely to invest more of their money and time in others like music, theatre, performing arts and so on.
In regards to art preferences, personality differences underlies on the individual’s art interest appear to be captured by openness to experience. With this in mind, those who are likely to enjoy art works as well as engage in art related patterns. On the other hand, studies are yet to confirm which specific element of openness are actually relevant when it comes to aesthetic interests.
Conceptually, we can expect that fantasy and aesthetics as well as feelings are all facets of this trait. It doesn’t matter what kind of art personality you develop, perhaps in this case, your focus and determination to excel is more important.