I've been reading the book Ways of Seeing by John Berger, and it has changed my whole perception of not only the art world but ... well i guess everything. It's a must read for anyone interested in art, mass media or just the notion of culture. It changes the way we look at not only high art but of the middlebrow and low culture, questioning if an image can really be accessible to all cultures, and if it can what does this mean for the more traditional forms of oil paintings, and galleries for that matter. Has originality and uniqueness been destroyed? Ok well i could go on for a while here, but it is truly a magnificent book and worth a mention on here.