Tomorrow (11.4.2015) is officially Slow Art Day, encouraging the art of really looking. It is a skill I have begun to appreciate recently.
It has been suggested that most people when visiting an art exhibition spend only a few seconds looking at each piece before moving on. When confronted by a large selection of works, it is difficult not to. However, by spending time on just a few choice works it can be more rewarding and it may surprise you how much you see.
The advice for the Slow Art Day is to visit an art gallery (their website gives an international list of museums and galleries that are taking part), choose about five pieces of work and then spend 5 to 10 minutes on each one. Afterwards, if you in an official group (or if not if you are with a friend), spend time discussing what you have seen.
The advice is to:
Pause - Observe - Reflect
It would be nice to think that someone visiting Between the Lines at the Corinium Museum, Cirencester might take the opportunity to look at these art works slowly - and we know some visitors already have.