Wednesday, January 21, 2009

What does your taste in art say about you?


I normally don't pay much attention to Internet quizzes, but this one caught my fancy.


Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test...

Conscientious, Fulfilled, and Spiritual

28 Renaissance, 12 Islamic, 18 Ukiyo-e, -30 Cubist, -39 Abstract and 6 Impressionist!




The result is described as follows:


The Renaissance was a cultural movement that profoundly affected European intellectual life. Beginning in Italy, and spreading to the rest of Europe by the 16th century, its influence affected literature, philosopy, religion, art, politics, science, and all other aspects of intellectual enquiry. Renaissance artists looked at the human aspect of life in their art. They did not reject religion but tended to look at it in it's purest form to create visions they thought depicted the ideals of religion. Painters of this time had their own style and created works based on morality, religion, and human nature. Many of the paintings depicted what they believed to be the corrupt nature of man.

People that like Renaissance paintings like things that are more challenging. They tend to have a high emotional stability. They also tend to be more concientious then average. They have a basic understanding of human nature and therefore are not easily surprised by anything that people may do. They enjoy life and enjoy living. They are very aware of their own mortality but do not dwell on the end but what they are doing in the present. They enjoy learning, but may tend to be a bit more closed minded to new ideas as they feel that the viewpoint they have has been well researched and considered. These people are more old fashioned and not quite as progressive. They enjoy the finer things in life like comfort, a good meal, and homelife. They tend to be more spiritual or religious by nature. They are open to new aesthetic experiences.


Hmm . . . I wonder whether my 'Doofus Of The Day' articles count as 'aesthetic'?



Click here to take the test for yourself. If you feel so inclined, post your results in Comments.

Peter

9 comments:

joe said...

Same "final answer" but slightly different numbers:
Conscientious, Fulfilled, and Spiritual
36 Renaissance, 11 Islamic, 18 Ukiyo-e, -40 Cubist, -46 Abstract and 12 Impressionist!

Of course, on at least half of the pages I voted the same way I did last November: for the least hideous option. Out of all of them, I might be willing to have 1 or 2 hanging on the wall. I'm apparently not a very sophisticated art type...

Anonymous said...

My results

People that like Impressionist paintings may not alway be what is deemed socially acceptable. They tend to move on their own path without always worrying that it may be offensive to others. They value friendships but because they also value honesty tend to have a few really good friends. They do not, however, like people that are rude and do not appreciate the ideas of others. They are secure enough in themselves that they can listen to the ideas of other people without it affecting their own final decisions. The world for them is not black and white but more in shades of grey and muted colors. They like things to be aestically pleasing, not stark and sharp. There are many ways to view things, and the impresssionist personality views the world from many different aspects. They enjoy life and try to keep a realistic viewpoint of things, but are not very open to new experiences. If they are content in their live they will be more than likely pleased
to keep things just the way they are.


Gerry

Owen said...

Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test ...
Traditional, Vibrant, and Tasteful

27 Islamic, -1 Impressionist, 3 Ukiyo-e, -23 Cubist, -21 Abstract and 15 Renaissance!

Traditional, Vibrant, and Tasteful

Islamic art is developed from many sources: Roman, Early Christian, and Byzantine styles were taken over in early Islamic architecture; the architecture and decorative art of pre-Islamic Persia was of paramount significance; Central Asian styles were brought in with various nomadic incursions; and Chinese influences . Islamic art uses many geometical floral or vegetable designs in a repetitive pattern known as arabesque. It is used to symbolize the transcendent, indivisible and infinite nature of Allah.

People that like Islamic art tend to be more traditional people that appreciate keeping patterns that they learned and experienced from their past. It is not to say that they are not innovative personalities, they just do not like to let go of their roots. They like to put new ideas into details and make certain that they will work before sharing them with others. Failure is not something they like to think about because they are more interested in being successful and appreciated for their intelligence. These people can also be or like elaborate things in their life as long as they are tasteful. They tend to prefer geometric patterns and vibrant colors.

Simeron Steelhammer said...

37 Renaissance, 25 Islamic, 17 Ukiyo-e, -35 Cubist, -43 Abstract and 1 Impressionist!

The Renaissance was a cultural movement that profoundly affected European intellectual life. Beginning in Italy, and spreading to the rest of Europe by the 16th century, its influence affected literature, philosopy, religion, art, politics, science, and all other aspects of intellectual enquiry. Renaissance artists looked at the human aspect of life in their art. They did not reject religion but tended to look at it in it's purest form to create visions they thought depicted the ideals of religion. Painters of this time had their own style and created works based on morality, religion, and human nature. Many of the paintings depicted what they believed to be the corrupt nature of man.

People that like Renaissance paintings like things that are more challenging. They tend to have a high emotional stability. They also tend to be more concientious then average. They have a basic understanding of human nature and therefore are not easily surprised by anything that people may do. They enjoy life and enjoy living. They are very aware of their own mortality but do not dwell on the end but what they are doing in the present. They enjoy learning, but may tend to be a bit more closed minded to new ideas as they feel that the viewpoint they have has been well researched and considered. These people are more old fashioned and not quite as progressive. They enjoy the finer things in life like comfort, a good meal, and homelife. They tend to be more spiritual or religious by nature. They are open to new aesthetic experiences.

Shayan said...

Compared to other takers

* 79/100 You scored 13 on Impressionist, higher than 79% of your peers.
* 100/100 You scored 37 on Islamic, higher than 100% of your peers.
* 89/100 You scored 19 on Ukiyo-e, higher than 89% of your peers.
* 17/100 You scored -25 on Cubist, higher than 17% of your peers.
* 7/100 You scored -35 on Abstract, higher than 7% of your peers.
* 84/100 You scored 17 on Renaissance, higher than 84% of your peers.

Wayne Conrad said...

Some of the choices are truly beautiful. Some were like voting--just pick the one that's least objectionable. I found myself wishing I could have instant runoff voting. I find myself wishing that in our elections, too.

I came out as an impressionist (+18). I could have told you that before the test. I scored lower on Renaissance art (-17) than on any other category. Knowing that people who like Renaissance art are generally known to be tolerant and kind hearted folk, I trust you will let me keep my commenting privileges despite my contrary taste in art.

Easily Lost said...

Simple, Progressive, and Sensual

21 Ukiyo-e, 8 Islamic, 7 Impressionist, -30 Cubist, -37 Abstract and 21 Renaissance!

I can live with that, at least it wasn't a pass or fail test.

Becky said...

Mainly Abstract:

Non-conformist, Visionary, and Independent

10 Abstract, 1 Islamic, -2 Ukiyo-e, 5 Cubist, -8 Impressionist and -18 Renaissance!

LibertyClay said...

Balanced, Secure, and Realistic.

9 Impressionist, 8 Islamic, -4 Ukiyo-e, -22 Cubist, -18 Abstract and 6 Renaissance!

This is probably why I didn't fit in at 'art' school. ;0)


Dave