Attending Otis has had a great effect on the way I view art. MAINLY visual culture has had a huge impact, becuase it taught me how to view art from a marxist methodology. Rather then seeing art as something beautiful you look at it in terms of who decides its beautiful and for what reason. For instance the painterly quality of Rembrant was valued more by the religious buyers so that is the reason it became popular for a particular group. As BORING as that sounds it's pretty interesting to me. So now instead of going into a museum and being all, "oooh thats pretty i like that", it's more of a "oh well i know why they painted that, moving on".
That's right I switched up the beat of the drum.