Introducing Fine Art by Kathie Johnson

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Introducing Fine Art

by Kathie Johnson

Fine art was not part of my childhood. My mother was a music major, so I grew up hearing lots of good music, but I don't recall being introduced to fine art at all. I do remember what a shock it was when I encountered Van Gogh in a small special exhibit at my university. It made me wonder what I had been missing.

As an adult, I gradually became more familiar with fine art and artists. While living in London for a year, I visited many museums; during a trip to Italy, I saw many churches with their amazing depictions of biblical scenes; and I once visited a corpora . . .