Now that we have settled ourselves into the art gallery, how should we proceed to explore the paintings? 

If the art gallery is running an exhibtion, the paintings would be carefully arranged by the curator of the exhibtion or the artist(s) exhibiting.  The paintings could be arranged around the art gallery in chronological order or grouped by themes or based on the storyline of the exhibtion or purely by aesthetics. 

If the art gallery is not running an exhibtion, the paintings would usually be less carefully arranged, simply grouped by artists or paintings of the same genre or just by the size of the paintings.

At the art gallery that is not running an exhibtion, we can go around the art gallery in whatever manner we like: left to right, front to back, criss crossing around if we so prefer, walking straight to the paintings that caught our attention, looking for the paintings of the artist that we know. 

The arrangement of the paintings in this case does not affect the overall enjoyment of the paintings in the art gallery, as the paintings are meant to be appreciated individually.  This will not be the same if the art gallery is running an exhibtion. 

How to appreciate paintings?  If the art gallery is not running an exhibtion, you can explore the paintings freely, however you want to walk around in the art gallery. 

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