As I think about my paintings, it is pretty obvious that I like dark, saturated color. I like real, but not too real. Frankly, I paint to get away from all the stuff that is too real. I like brush strokes, but not crazy texture. Anyway, I took a personality quiz last month and again yesterday. It is nice to see that my intolerance for abstraction is decreasing. The first score was 90. My photo realism score has also changed. It was in the 30s if I remember…and my masculine feminine score is really bottomed out. It was 12! I have no idea what to even do with that information. Below are my quiz results from today. You can take the quiz here: Artistic Preference Test.
These are your results on the Artistic Preferences Scales. The APS measures three scales. Scores for each scale are presented in terms of percentiles. Scores range from 0 to 99, and represent what percent of other people you score higher than.
Scale 1: Intolerance of Abstraction
Individuals who score high on this factor tend to pick the image on the right over the image on the left. Factor 1, consists of pairs of items the contrast abstract paintings with paintings of potentially real scenes. Your score was 83.
Scale 2: Preference for Photorealism
Individuals who score high on this factor tend to pick the image on the right over the image on the left. Factor 2 measures a preference for how much you prefer your artwork to look like photographs. Low scorers tend to prefer painterly works, where the brush strokes are visible. Your score was 12.
Scale 3: Masculinity-Femininity
Individuals who score high on this factor tend to pick the image on the right over the image on the left. Factor 3, consists of pairs of items the contrast warm and emotional pictures with emotionally bleak pictures and stark landscapes. This scale is unlike scale 1 and scale 2 in that it is mostly about the artwork’s content than its form. The factor is labelled masculinity-femininity because it is the only scale that shows large gender differences (the average man scores 35 and the average woman scores 65). Your score was 6.
That was fun. It is also obvious that I have an obsession with sunflowers in particular. I always have. I must like emotionally bleak sunflowers according to my score of 6 on measurement 3. The yellows and reds and greens against the blues and grays of the sky. I am in awe over the centers with the Fibonacci organization. The slightly fuzzy, sturdy stems, the thick paper like leaves in the shape of a heart…the buds. They are strong, vibrant flowers. There are so many different kinds! I enjoy watching the finches play on them. I watch the bees buzz around them and the lady bugs just sit. I like to watch their heads change positions throughout the day. My dogs like them too. They like to eat the leaves and seeds and stems and when the fall comes, they like to tear those sunflowers out and chew on the roots. My husband is into the seeds as are my chickens. I am infatuated with their beauty.