Seeing the whole picture
The other day, I came across this painting. It is called Timber Run in the Welsh hills, by Lucy Kemp-Welsh. I almost walked past quickly, as I'm not particularly interested in horses and I almost dismissed it.
Then I stopped. Rather than dismiss this painting as a twee evocation of the countryside past, I thought I ought to see if there was any interest. It was painted in the 1930s, a time when a lot of artists I'm interested in were working. So I looked a lot closer, so close, I could see individual brushstrokes.
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see - Degas