Sunday, January 18, 2009
"Traditional, vibrant, and tasteful"
That phrase describes me, according to an online quiz, "What Your Taste in Art Says About You." Much to my surprise, the test pegged Islamic art as my favorite, and told me this:
"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."
Clumsy writing aside, that's not wildly off target as a personal profile of me. I do indeed like to mull over ideas for a long time before I share them, and I avoid failure more than I should. As for being tasteful, all I can say is that I think my sense of taste is a tad better than that of the people who do the graphics at HelloQuizzy. They illustrated my test results with a fairly hideous horse painting, which you should be able to see--along with the details of my test--here. I'd have chosen something more like the Savafid painting above.
You can take the test yourself by going here. (Thanks to sunt_lacrimae_rerum for the link, which I found at her blog, Gubbinal.)
Woman With a Spray of Flowers, Safavid Iran, c.1575. Image from Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution