Welcome to AP Art History.
Purity Test, 1991, Mark Tansey
What do you see in the painting to the left?
If you are unsure, don't worry.
How often have you looked at a work of art and liked it but didn't know why? Or knew it was famous, but didn't understand what everyone else saw in it that made it so? Every day we see art that we are asked to "decode" with limited or no knowledge at all.
AP Art History will teach us to unwrap, to reveal, to make the exotic and unknown available.
...perhaps WE are the Native Americans on the hill, looking at something that seems impossible...