Have you ever wondered why art is so attractive and compelling? Do you want to develop a better understanding of what art is and why you respond to it in the ways you do? This book investigates how you visually experience art. It examines how your eyes see and how your brain looks at the various components of different types of art. It explains how you gather impressions and make associations, how you perceive meaning, and how art affects your thoughts, stimulates your emotions, and enhances your life experiences.