Executive Director Ross Mitchell at Glen Foerd in Philadelphia, PA reported that they had a very successful third Slow Art Day, featuring four works of art for an hour and a half of slow looking, followed by a group discussion.
The following prompts were printed out and provided to partcipants to consider during their slow looking:
- Look not only at what is pictured, but how it is pictured.
- What kind of colors has the artist used? Are they bright, muted, or somewhere in between?
- Can you see how the color has been applied or is the color smooth and blended?
- Is there a sense of deep, moderate, shallow, or indeterminate space? Is that space consistent throughout the picture?
- Is space clear and well defined or atmospheric? What about how the picture was painted gives it that quality?
- Is there the suggestion of a directional light source, of light coming from a one side or the other?
- Can you see lines anywhere, whether painted lines or strong edges created by color-to-color areas? Where are lines used and how?
- What other observations can you make?
- How is the installation piece different from the paintings?
- What is the unifying theme of the installation?
Glen Foerd participated in a Philadelphia-wide Slow Art Day along with these other museums:
We at Slow Art Day HQ are excited to see how Philadelphia has joined in the citywide Slow Looking movement.
We look forward to what Glen Foerd comes up with for Slow Art Day 2024.
– Ashley, Johanna, Jessica Jane, and Phyl