I know 2 ways to look at art * feel it * understand it.
Mostly I try to feel it, mainly because I do not understand it. Maybe I do not take my time to explore the background of artist and work. But I'm also slow in trusting experts, I'm afraid that I can see the work through their eyes only once they've given me their way of understanding. I want the work to impress me, I want to explore it, I want to look at it and start to see more and more details the longer I watch. And then I stop and hope to carry something of it with me.