Art and Core Values: It was hard to find something that related to one of my core values, even though there was a lot of great artwork. After a few minutes of searching i found this wonderful piece of artwork and saw that it related to one of my core values which is being open minded. I feel that this art basically shows a view of the whole city as if taking it all in whether it be ugly or beautiful, theres a sense of looking at everything for how it is. It makes me appreciate this core value because i know that not everyone can have an open mind when it comes to things and to see a visual representation such as this made me mesmerized by every single detail the author noticed. The emotions that this painting instill in me aren't much but a sense of awe, of how perceptive the artist was. This made me cherish the society that I live in, in which everyone is diverse and how many people can look at them with an open mind no matter how different they are.
Art and The good life: For this, I would like to refer back to Siddhartha and on how he experienced different religions, beliefs and etc. This artwork shows a man who is dressed in ceremonial clothing about to perform a tradition, in Siddhartha, the main character didn't know what he truly wanted to believe and do but this artwork shows a man who is happy and content with his life as he does his tradition unlike Siddhartha who chose to abandon his tradition in order to become a Samana. This communicates the good life because of how happy and obligated the man feels towards his culture and traditions just like how Govinda in the book Siddhartha found tradition with the word of Buddha. This shows of the concept of "The Good Life" can come in many forms while in this case it's just plainly tradition.