National Fine Art Appreciation Day, celebrated every year on October 25, is a day for doing every conceivable thing that translates to appreciating all works of fine arts. These include things like just admiring, looking at and studying art, and buying it. Many people express their awe at particular works of art throughout the day, with some even going so far as to buy them from galleries. Did you know that the world’s most valuable painting sold for over half a billion dollars at auction? Isn’t that astounding? That’s how much a lovely piece of art may be appreciated. Join us today in celebrating!
History of National Fine Art Appreciation Day
RoGallery, a famous New York City-based art gallery, founded National Fine Art Appreciation Day in 2018. The date of October 25 was chosen to honor the gallery’s love for Pablo Picasso, a well-known cubist artist. The gallery organized the day to allow visitors to appreciate artworks to demonstrate its dominance in the American art gallery sector for over 30 years. The day is also intended to motivate artists to create more intriguing, bold, and emotional pieces of art. To commemorate the occasion, the gallery offers free delivery on all purchases.
Humans have been putting their life events and imaginations on concrete surfaces since the paleolithic era in Ancient Egypt. The artistic skill of the first men can be seen in cave engravings dating back over three thousand years. Fine arts evolved alongside man. Art styles such as mannerism, realism, cubism, and modern art are all results of diverse human historical timelines. Art forms emerge as a result of the purpose for which they were created. Romanticism, which ruled from the late 18th to the mid-19th centuries, encouraged painters to paint outside in the open. Around the year 1000 A.D., the early Christians employed artwork to communicate knowledge to the majority of Christians who were illiterate.
The famous cubism art movement, in which Picasso reigns supreme, was a product of the early 20th century. This art form has survived many decades of continuous modifications and still competes with artworks of contemporary forms. RoGallery encourages museums, art galleries, or individuals to celebrate the day by posting about it on social media.
National Fine Art Appreciation Day timeline
Rock carvings, the first form of art, are created.
Artworks are used to pass information to the illiterate majority during the rise of Christianity.
The mannerism form of art begins to be practiced with Bronzino being considered the supreme mannerist.
Art becomes a means to show one's wealth, status, and power.
The Cubism Movement, for which Picasso is famous, begins in the early 20th century.
The founders of National Fine Art Appreciation Day, RoGallery, is established.
National Fine Art Appreciation Day FAQs
How is art appreciation important to our life?
Appreciating art allows us to view the world from a new dimension; the dimension of the color, play, and the use of the artists who make them. It gives us a new understanding of things we can only imagine.
How do you appreciate art in words?
Some artworks are beyond appreciation by words and we have seen some of them leave onlookers speechless. However, you can appreciate art by any word that first pops into your head when you look at an artwork.
What is an art lover called?
An art lover is called an ‘aesthete.’
National Fine Art Appreciation Day Activities
The best way to celebrate this day is to do what the holiday was meant for — appreciate all the historic and modern artworks around you. Art appreciation encourages thoughtful conversation and the realization that there are multiple approaches to anything by allowing you to listen to other perspectives and ideas as well as interpretations of the art.
Purchase an artwork
If not for anything, then buy an artwork today for the free shipping benefit. That would be a few hundred dollars off an artwork that will make your collections worthy of seeing.
Release your inner artist
As most historic artists, you never know how good your hands can bring out the daring artistic ideas locked in your brain. Get your equipment and paint away!
5 Interesting Facts About Art That Will Interest You
It was part of an Olympic event
Art used to be part of the Olympic events in the early 20th century.
A born legend
Picasso started drawing even before he could walk.
Five out of the ‘Top 25 Most Expensive Painting’ in the world belonged to Picasso.
The space where the “Mona Lisa” was stolen attracted more tourists than the artwork itself.
A suspected art thief
When the “Mona Lisa” artwork was stolen from the Louvre Museum in France, Picasso was one of the suspects.
Why We Love National Fine Art Appreciation Day
It allows for glorifying artworks
The day's celebration offers art enthusiasts a perfect opportunity to glorify and praise their most beloved artwork, or in some instances, even to offer their interpretation of a painting. This allows individuals a means of personal expression. Through art, anyone can express themselves in a way that will be safely observable to others.
It offers discounts
Another intriguing reason we enjoy this day is that purchased artworks receive a reasonable discount in the form of the delivery price being waived. This allows us to purchase that piece of artwork we've always desired.
It allows us to recollect history
Simply staring at and appreciating a painting of a historical event brings back some historical facts surrounding the event. For those that don't even know the history, staring at a painting gives you a vivid picture of what might have transpired.
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