Sometimes you’re less interested by the works than by the theories, discussions, struggles, articles and letters by those who invented it or studied it.
Imagine you’re interested in cubism, or new wave music. You can study the paintings and listen to OMD’s albums, but you could also dislike all of it, and at the same time discovering plenty of good ideas and concepts in the articles, books, letters around these subjects.
Go to France, but visit other cities than Paris. Read a poet, but not his poetry. Focus on trains when you study WWII.
So what? Well, nothing more than :
“Consider other doors, gallivanter!”.
I’d go further : choose a field you really don’t want to like (pick one : Street Art, Turkish Music, history of the Loire Castles in France, early movies of Brian de Palma, African food, or Nicolas de Stael’s paintings), and you go girl!
You could be surprised. Or find harmonic links with what you like, concepts you could apply to your discipline, or other doors to even more interesting territories.
Thanks for reading!