Observation Paper

Recently I have observed the art gallery visitors, who were entered in and out of the building of the art gallery located close to the financial center of the city. The purpose of my observation is to try to understand what people and how many people attend art gallery on a regular day.


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I have chosen the art gallery intentionally because it was located close to the business center, which is always overcrowded and the number of people in the area is always high. Therefore, I could observe a large number of different people. At the same time, I came prepared to observe people to understand what people attend the art gallery and whether the art gallery popular enough to attract a large number of people.

The art gallery exposed paintings of a modern artist. I conducted the observation for about an hour from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. During this time, I noticed about twelve people going in and out the art gallery.
The first person I saw was a man of the middle age, who entered the art gallery. He wear casual clothes and I noticed that he is a true connoisseur of the modern art because, when he looked at paintings and saw other visitors next to him, he could not help from starting talking to them about his impressions of the painting and modern art. Then a group of students arrived. About ten students attended the gallery but they did not seem to be really interested in paintings because many of them did not fully understand them. Finally, I saw an old woman who was about to leave the art gallery. She looked as if she was quite a rich woman, wearing expensive clothes and jewelry. She was calm but apparently puzzled after attending the art gallery.

In such a way, I concluded that students and representatives of the middle- and upper-classes attend art gallery but the modern art is not comprehensible to all visitors.

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