Dating arty types
Also, remember that a conversation isn’t an interrogation — you don’t want to ask question after question without sharing anything about yourself.
Your date will hopefully turn these questions back on you, and come up with ones of their own.
Just a generally good question to ask: What’s something you’re looking forward to in the near future?
Follow the standard-question → interesting-follow-up structure laid out above, and your conversations will flow smoothly, you’ll cover a lot of ground, and you’ll never run out of things to talk about on a first date!
The terms in this glossary are cross-linked or externally linked A Dutch term for the painting technique called "maniera lavata," which describes a method of dead-coloring (underpainting) in which each specific area of the painting is first approximated in a flat tint—a relatively light wash—before creating the final nuances of form, hue and light.
However, abstraction, which we inevitably associate with twentieth-century abstract painting, has no exact correspondence in seventeenth-century art discussion.
The closest concept is that of idealization, by which classically-oriented painters sought to divest the world of imperfections and transmit fundamental religious and ethical truths that were considered the only worthy objectives of the art of painting.
The arrangement of lines, forms, tone and color, even in a painting depicting an aspect of the known world, can be viewed as a series of non-representational relationships.
Such patterning has often been appreciated for its own sake; music without vocal narrative elements tends to be enjoyed in a similar manner.