Art lovers are fanatics when it comes to art. They can detect every subtlety in art and recognize, appreciate and critique it all the same. The ones who are really crazy about it will go to all possible lengths to satisfy their artistic intellect. Here you will find some of the most common things only art lovers know to be true.

1. They Can Tell the Difference Between Street Art and Graffiti

For someone who is not all too familiar with artistic abilities might think of street art and graffiti art the same. But careful though, for any street artist or graffiti artistic might take it as an insult. A real artist knows that graffiti is word-oriented art done on the walls and street, while street art is merely image based art.

2. They Know Where to Devour Art for Free

You don’t have to be an artist to enjoy and appreciate art. But simply seeing art can sometimes cost you an arm and a leg. But some real art fanatics know about those certain galleries where they let you see art for free. 

3. They Know How to Sneak into a VIP Art Party

The question is not about how an artist gatecrashes an art party but it’s when that really matters. During art festival weeks in your city or town it’s no one really keeps check on who’s entering and leaving. It’s the perfect time of the year to appreciate some exquisite luxurious art.

4. They Can Detect Type of Print of the Painting

Their keen artistic eyes can never like the type of print that has been used to create a replica of the original. Whether the print is woodcut, linocut, etching, engraving, lithographs, or screen printing, they know the difference. But for those who are not art lovers, it is naturally very likely for them to be confused over the original and the replica paintings.

5. They Know Their Math in Arts

Now you might have heard about the golden mean, the golden ratio or the divine ratio, they come in many names, but do you know what it really is, though? Paintings certainly do not look symmetrical to begin with so it must be hard for some to understand that there is a mathematical rule that is being followed in the paintings. Only true art lovers know what they really mean and what paintings have used this technique. The golden ratio has been used in many painting namely Mona Lisa and the Vitruvian man.

6. They Know How to Appreciate Pollock

For non-art lover Pollock is just a lot of scribbling that “anyone can do”. But only true art lovers know that Pollock is no child’s play. You have to look at the painting at some point and focus on it until your eyes start playing with you and bring before the picture that wasn’t there to begin with. Same goes with art Nouveau posters as they are their own unique characteristics that art lovers appreciate.


Whatever type of art there is, art lovers know why it is for and that’s why they are called art lovers in the first place. Moreover, if you are looking for modern, contemporary or art Nouveau posters, do have a talk with an art lover around you.