About Art Theoria

From the Greek for ‘contemplation’, Theoria is a term used in Theology which describes the experience of being a spectator, looking at and comprehending through consciousness:

Being the beholder.

John Ruskin’s idea of Theoria, derived from Plato’s musings, is a way of observing beauty in art and nature ‘…to make ourselves susceptible of deep delight from the meanest objects of creation’ (Modern Painters Vol. III)