Turkey Survey Results
If you had to name one color as your favorite color - the color you would
like to see stand out in a painting you would consider buying for
your home, for example - which color would it be?"
Not sure 2%
And what color would you say is your second favorite color?
Not sure 1%
When you select pictures, photographs, or other pieces of art for your home,
do you find you lean more toward modern or more toward traditional styles?
don't select 8%
If you had to choose from the following list, which type of art
would you say you prefer?
Not sure 4%
Which of the following statements applies to you more?
"When choosing pictures, photographs, or other art for my home, I usually try to
select pieces that fit into the general decor of my home: 66% 66%
"When choosing pictures, photographs, or other art for my home, I focus
on whether or not I like the piece." 34%
Would you say you prefer older objects or newer objects to collect or
decorate you home?
Would you say that you prefer seing paintings of wild animals, like lions,
giraffes, or deer, or that you prefer seeing paintings of domestic animals, like
dogs, cats or other pets?
Domestic animals 30%
Wild animals 21%
Next, I am going to ask you the same question but I won't limit it to
animals. In general, would you rather see paintings of outdoor scenes
or would you rather see paintings of indoor scenes?
Would you tell me which one, if any, of the following types of outdoor scenes
appeals to you most?
lakes, rivers, & oceans 36%
fields & rural scenes 15%
doesn't matter 13%
all equal/depends 5%
the city 3%
houses, buildings 3%
Which season would you most like to see depicted in a painting?
Doesn't matter 21%
Please tell me which one, if any, of the following types of indoor scenes
appeals to you most, domestic scenes with:
all equal/depends 33%
household objects 13%
Now, some people prefer paintings that deal with religious people or
themes. Others don't. How about you - do you find that you tend to
prefer paintings that are related to religion or those that are not related
Doesn't matter 21%
Not sure 6%
Which of the following statements is closest to your view?
Paintings should ideally serve some higher goal, such as challenging their
viewers to think about art or life in a different way than they normally do. 40%
Paintings don't necessarily have to teach us any lessons, but can just be
something a person likes to look at. 32%
No opinion. 14%
Which of the following statements is closest to your opinion?
I prefer paintings that are realistic-looking: the more they resemble a
photograph, the better 40%
I prefer paintings that are different-looking if they're very realistic,
I might as well be looking at a photography 32%
No opinion. 12%
Do you prefer paintings that exaggerate the dimensions or reality
of objects we already know, or ones that feature imaginary objects
which have no connection to everyday life?
Not sure 12%
Do you prefer seeing bold, stark designs or more playful, whimsical designs?
Bold, stark 45%
Playful, whimsical 37%
Not sure 12%
Do you tend to favor paintings with sharp angles or ones with soft curves?
Soft curves 63%
Sharp angles 6%
Not sure 3%
Which patterns do you like better: geometric patterns or more random,
More random 69%
Do you like to see expressive brush-strokes on the canvas, or do you
prefer that the surface of the canvas be smooth, more like a photograph?
Prefer that canvas looks smooth 43%
Prefer seeing brush-strokes 25%
Not sure 7%
How about colors - do you like to see the colors blend into each other
or do you like it when different colors are kept apart?
Every color has a wide range of shades. Take the color blue, for example.
An artist can use a bright, vibrant shade of blue, like a royal blue, a pale,
muted shade of blue, like light blue, or a darker tone of blue, like dark or
midnight blue. In general, which would you say that you prefer? when the
artist uses more vibrant shades, paler shades, or darker shades of color?
Vibrant shades 50%
Paler shades 27%
Darker shades 23%
In general, do you enjoy paintings that have a more serious or a more
Doesn't matter 15%
And how about the painting itself - do you like it to be busy and
contain a lot of people or objects, or do you like it to be as simple
How about the size of paintings: do you prefer larger paintings or smaller
If larger, would that be the size of a dishwasher, a full-size refrigerator, or a full wall?
Full-size refridgerator 21%
Full wall 15%
If smaller, would that be the size of a 19" television set, a magazine, or a paperback book?
19" Television: 51%
A magazine: 32%
A paperback book: 17%
Some paintings are of famous historical figures and others are of more ordinary
people. Do you generally prefer paintings of famous people, or ones of more
Ordinary people 40%
Famous people 35%
Makes no difference 20%
Not sure 5%
If you prefer famous people, do you prefer figures from a long time ago, like
Lincoln or Jesus, or more recent figures, like John F. Kennedy or Elvis Presley?
Historical figures 57%
More recent figures 37%
Not sure 3%
Do you prefer paintings which are predominantly of children, of women, or of
men, or doesn't it matter?
Doesn't matter 45%
Thinking back to the paintings of people that you have like in the past, for
the most part were the figure working, at leisure, or were they posed portraits?
At leisure 13%
Which do you think you like better, a painting of one person or of a group
One person 26%
Not sure 6%
And from what you've seen, would you say that you prefer paintings in which
the person or people are nude, partially clothed or fully clothed?
Fully clothed 48%
Not sure 11%
Partially clothed 9%
If you were given the choice of a gift - a sum of money or a piece of art that
you liked and which was of equal value to the money, which would you choose?
Which one of the following would be most important to you in deciding how much
money you would spend on a painting?
Whether or not it will increase in value 59%
The fame of the artist 14%
"Medium-oil paint, water colors, drawing" 11%
Degree to which you like the painting 10%
The size of the piece 6%
What is the most amount of money you would consider spending on a piece of
art you really like?
over $3000 14%
For each of the following names, indicate if your impressions of that artist's work
are very favorable, favorable, or very unfavorable. Some of these artists are not
very well known, so if you have never heard of someone, or don't know enough about
their work to have an opinion, just say so.
vry fav fav unfav vry unfav never hrd don't know
Pablo Picasso 33% 35% 2% 0% 22% 8%
Norman Rockwell 4% 20% 1% 0% 56% 19%
Jackson Pollack 2% 18% 3% 1% 57% 19%
Salvador Dali 18% 26% 2% 0% 39% 15%
Leroy Neiman 1% 9% 0% 1% 66% 23%
Claude Monet 6% 12% 1% 1% 55% 25%
Rembrant 8% 16% 3% 0% 58% 15%
Andy Warhol 1% 6% 3% 1% 69% 20%
Georgia O'Keefe 3% 9% 0% 0% 66% 22%
Abidin Dino 29% 34% 1% 1% 23% 12%
Bedri Baykam 20% 32% 14% 7% 17% 10%
Ibrahim Calli 23% 37% 1% 0% 21% 18%
If you could pick one type of person you'd most enjoy having dinner
with, would you choose an artist, a television or movie actor, an author,
or a sports star?
TV or movie star 17%
Sports star 15%
Not sure 1%
How often, on average, would you say that you go to art museums - more than
two times a year, one or two times a year, less than once a year, or not at all?
1 or 2 times/yr 34%
Not at all 25%
<2 times/yr 13%
>1 times/yr 9%
Not sure 5%
The following are some reasons people have given in the past as to why they do not
go to art museums more often. For each reason, please tell whether it is a major
reason why you do not go to musuems more often, a minor reason, or not a reason at all:
major minor not reasn not sure
1. there is not an art museum in my area 15% 15% 49% 21%
2. I do not have enough spare time 35% 24% 26% 15%
3. I don't feel comfortable in art museums
because I don't know alot about art 15% 9% 47% 29%
4. the cost of admission is too expensive 9% 9% 53% 29%
5. I simply don't enjoy looking at art 3% 3% 65% 29%
Would you favor or oppose spending more money in federal taxes than we do
on the arts?
Some works of art are displayed in public places. Do you think that average citizens
should or should not have a say in determining which works of art are appropriate
to be displayed in public?
should not 33%
In which of these categories does you age fall?
35 and over 37%
25 to 34 34%
Under 25 29%
What was the last grade of school you completed?
Four-year college grad 37%
High school grad 32%
Grade school or less(1-8) 16%
Some high school(9-11) 15%