I was never an art guy growing up. I used to think that people would call anything a masterpiece, even if it seemed to be something made in a pre-k crafts class (think dots on the wall).
After taking a gen-ed class back in community college, I started to understand why people respected and appreciated art. Art wasn't as superficial as I thought it seemed to be. Most pieces evoke thought, as well as tell a history of people's failures and triumphs.
Art is the story of the human condition. In this spirit, I wanted to share some of my favorite "stories". I'm always looking to add more to my list, so please share yours! These are some I can think off the top of my head:
- Wanderer above the Sea of Fog by Caspar David Friedrich
- Mandolin and Guitar by Pablo Picasso
- Las Meninas by Diego Velazquez
- The Treachery of Images (This is Not A Pipe) by Rene Magritte