The painting I chose was "The Human Condition", hearing the name of the painting affected my interpretation of it. When I first looked at the picture itself, it felt really calm and smooth, and for a second, all the worries in my world took a step aside, well almost. Thinking on the title again I thought, this man was not feeling what I just felt when he decided to make this painting out into the world. Because he added those three words, I came up with a completely different sign because of my past run-ins with phrases that include the word "condition". This sign sends me the image of having an illness or medical problem, or being trained to behave a certain way. Surely my original interpretation of the painting being calm was determined by a past experience as well, the blue sky atop a green field must have enacted an image I'd seen before, but reading the title and watching my perception instantly change allowed me a firmer grasp on the adaptability of my mind. If tomorrow I am taught that being conditioned is a positive thing, I might look at the picture and it's title again and find that an better interpretation of the it has dug it's roots into the soil.