Masterpieces of Western art teaches students how to engage with perceptions of art history by observing, understanding and engaging in critical discussion of visual arts, the artists, and the cultural context in which they were created. Within the core, Art Hum most vividly portrays the ability to create pieces of work that can have endless varieties of interpretations. It further reveals that pieces of art, as well as our perceptions of it, can be influenced by our individual life experiences. Therefore, while interpretations of artworks may be different, that difference does not imply that one is right or wrong. Similarly, the types of art that are produced and the process involved in producing them may be different, but that inherent difference does not make one superior to another.
The piece #No Filter embodies the appreciation of what I have learned in Art Hum and incites dialogue that critiques what we consider an art masterpiece. It first addresses how art has changed over time and validates the significant role that technology has played in this process. Secondly, it highlights the importance of learning about diverse artists as well as the different types of art that they create. Though every voice and vision may not have a place in certain history books, they definitely have a place in history. This piece was created to encourage individuals to use the core as a tool to help define what art means to them and continue the cycle of creating new perceptions for others to appreciate and critique.