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4th May 2021

Antwaun Sargent’s Guide on How to Really Look at Art

The great critic Robert Hughes said that art requires the “long look”. Sargent’s advice is a variant on that theme. Start with a “pure experience” of the work. “Move away from five second judgements”. Read the wall text to understand the curator, try to put the work in its cultural context. But mostly, just look … and then look some more.