There are so many different kinds of art, all with such variety in every sense of the word. I’ve met people who love lineless animation, art deco, impressionism, vintage storybook art and that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Whatever people like, however, it’s important to remember that our senses of what’s attractive and good are in tune to what others think too. Its an interesting concept, but consider fashion fads. The big 80s hair was the height of fashion, but if you tried to mimick it today you might find yourself isolated in social situations. That’s why it’s so important to surround yourself people who respect and love you.
We want to think of ourselves as independent agents, but we are swayed and primed for all sorts of things depending on the situation. The people we surround ourselves with bring out the parts of us that they value. We are affected and effect others in how we live and interact.
Our sensibilites are highly impacted by what other people care about. That’s why we should try to surround ourselves with people who may be very different from us but who value the core things we care about. When we chose to be friends with certain people, let’s do it intentionally, knowing you will affect each other. It’s okay to start out liking art deco and find yourself loving impressionism because of someone else. Just make sure who you change to be is someone you can be proud of.