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To appreciate the relationship between art and life, consider this: If we are to draw a picture in art class or write a passage in composition, we often construct our topic or subject based upon real life events or objects - may be we draw an apple or write about something that happened to us another day.

What is most interesting about the outcome - and about art - is how the artist interprets and presents what he or she wanted to talk about. It shows us what people think about certain subjects at a given time, and how these subjects mattered to their lives.

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