A Room Hung With Pictures
"A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts." Joshua Reynolds
One of my favorite quotes. The prolific English painter Joshua Reynolds statement "A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts." frames the way in which I think about art and pictures.
They are ideas in visual form.
The statement of pictures being ideas does not stop at the original meaning of artwork by the artist but also what the image means to the viewer. Pictures can reinforce or change ideas of perception. It can challenge what you think about the world and force you to think differently.