The assignment was to do a charcoal drawing of the still life as we perceived it. This assignment made me think of my mantra for art: draw what you see, not what you know is there. If you look at the setup for this still life, you should notice that all of its elements are white. Objectively speaking, we know they are white and could prove so scientifically if necessary. However, if we drew what we knew to be the objective "reality" of the still life, you'd get something like this:
There are a few questions that I would like y'all to think about:
1) Is everyone's perception of reality the same?
2) If yes, then are all elements the same or are there just a few elements in common?