When selecting abstract work, what makes some individuals veer towards an intricate, very complex design? Is it the way that each element comes together to form an entire coherent entity?
Another factor in analyzing preference could be the history of an artist’s previous compositions. If you’re a person who’s usually safe, maybe someone who would rather have something that’s familiar and already known through the public eye, then you might go for a piece similar to the ones he or she usually composes. If you’re feeling a bit on the chance side, you could buy a piece that the artist doesn’t usually bring out. This can be good as well because the piece could become one-of-a-kind in theme. It could grow to be a valued collector’s item in the future.
The most important factor though, is just as you would have guessed: personality. We could think up hundreds of thousands of ways to judge why someone would pick one thing or another. We could look up his history or his daily routines, but in the end it usually all comes down to what he personally finds attractive. The two factors that I wrote about above are just some of the externals that might shed some light on the topic for you. ☺
The Moving Aesthetics of George Rickey
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