Art and Core Values
This is piece of art called Frida at ABC Hospital Sketching. This photo appeals to so many of my core values and has such a deeper meaning that what it appears at first glance. The core values most described in this photo are perseverance and fidelity. Perseverance is clearly shown how the person in the hospital is still sketching and doing what she loves. Even though it would be easier and more comfortable to just lay there she is doing what she loves. Perseverance is important in my life because it is how to grow most as a person. Sometimes life and people want you to fail but if you put your head down and persevere you can get through any obstacle and achieve any goal you desire. The other value is fidelity, this is shown by the man right by her side. Even though he would be more comfortable at home he is by the people he cares about and staying loyal and faithful by being by her side. Fidelity is important to me because having a support system is crucial. There will be times in life when you need help and need to lean on someone. So having family or friends who will always be there for you is important in life. This was the most significant piece of art I saw here
Art and the Good Life
This painting really stuck out to me as a painting that embodies and shows the Good Life. The painting is titled Street Scene, Market Place by Jonas Lie. The scene depicts immigrants in a New York City scape. The reason why this feels like the good life to me is everyone seems to be enjoying life. They are immigrants and not rich and living frivolous life but they are happy how there life is currently going. They are all talking to each other and enjoying each others company. To them this is much more important than being absurdly rich. For them having each other and being outside on a nice sunny day is all they could ask for. This painting displays the good life outside of materialistic aspects. It relies on the important aspects of the good life, friends, family, and the pursuit of happiness.