Today someone told me a story about a child who hadn't started speaking, yet was perfectly able to communicate. Instead of using words he created movements, and actions to describe things and people. The way he had picked up on a characteristic or mannerism and used this one thing to describe his family was, to my mind, amazingly creative and inventive. The words we use do not go anywhere near to descibe the things we want to say, they are inadequate and fall far short as a w
Below is an excerpt from an interesting article written in GQ about art speak, it lists a few phrases that might come in handy if you want to sound knowledgeable about art. Enjoy! Useful art lingo: the GQ cheat-sheet Visual energy "For example, 'The colour relationships within this work give it a real sense of visual energy'." Intimate "Anytime someone in a photo or image is looking directly at you, you can say 'the direct gaze is really intimate', and that's good on a date.