The world we live in today is flooded with images. Our eyes have learnt to sift through them very quickly. Works of art offer visual hints and food for thought, from which viewers can pick out the most familiar elements, and use these to understand what they are seeing. Sometimes works of art remain mysteries.
Looking at art involves emotions and sensations which are unique to each individual viewer. In other words, "understanding" a work of art is essentially about listening to one's own thoughts and mental processes. In this respect, art and interpreting art is like looking into a mirror.