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Perception and Art. Someone can view a picture and interpret the meaning of the painting as a positive thing; while someone that is looking at the same image can view something negative.

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Perception and Art Art is one of the aspects of life that can be appreciated by nearly anyone. But the way that someone views a particular piece of art can be affected by their perception. Perception can be affected by the culture that someone has. For example, art can be interpreted in many ways. Someone can view a picture and interpret the meaning of the painting as a positive thing; while someone that is looking at the same image can view something negative. An example of this type of situation would be the picture by Salvador Dali which we were asked to analyze.1 One of the students in my class believed that the picture by Salvador Dali was showing ...read more.

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world which is represented through the blood coming from the Earth, and how everyone else in the world is blaming the united States for the death that is occurring due to their expansion. The difference between opinions can be a result of their different belief systems. By this I mean how one person may honor and respect the earth, which would led to their belief that the painting is honoring and respecting the earth, while the other student may just view what is shown on the painting, how the arm is coming out of the land the belongs to the United States. ...read more.

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This leads me to many questions: what causes the differences in opinion of art? Why do some people see the depth of an image while other fail to do so? If there is more to a simple painting then what is just seen, then is there more to the things that you see and experience in life? This all relates to the theory of knowledge because it is important to try to understand the different things that determine and affect the way that people view things in the world. You never know, understanding this type of issue may even help us understand or view the world in a different way. Maybe even the right way of viewing the world. 1 http://livelearnloveleave.com/must-see/35-best-salvador-dalia-paintings/ 2 http://www.jssgallery.org/Other_Artists/Andy_Warhol/Campbells_Soup_Can.htm ?? ?? ?? ?? 05/24/2011 ...read more.

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