In the earlier posts, “How to appreciate paintings #44 to #46: should you focus looking at only one type of painting,” we discussed how focusing our attention on only one type or a few types of paintings helps us to learn how to appreciate paintings in a quicker and deeper manner.  
 
While we want to learn how to appreciate paintings in an efficient manner, we want to enjoy the process of learning how to appreciate paintings too. 
 
Looking at and reading up on only one type or a few types of paintings may bore us, and also close our minds to other types of paintings.
 
We want to learn how to appreciate paintings to have a mind that is open to possibilities, to have a heart that is sensitive to others, to have a richer and deeper understanding of the world and life around us.  Learning how to appreciate paintings is not an academic exercise that will result in a grading of how well and how fast we have learnt.  
 
Hence, while we focus on one type or a few types of paintings to learn how to appreciate paintings, we should always look at other types of paintings too.  Maybe not an in-depth study, but be open to looking at other types of paintings.  
 
How to appreciate paintings?  Even though we focus only on a few types of paintings to learn how to appreciate paintings faster, we should also look at other types of paintings too. 

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