Art for Delight

     A work of art created for the purpose of visual delight would be an appreciation of beauty or decoration.

     We could look to a 19th century painting by James Whistler titled, Nocturne: Blue and Gold-Old Battersea Bridge. Created with limited color, he’s to have said; Art is, selfishly preoccupied with her own perfection only, having no desire to teach, seeking and finding the beautiful in all conditions and in all times.


Frank, P., & Preble, D. (2011). Prebles’ artforms (11th ed.). Boston: Pearson/Prentice Halll.