Art has value because it consists of more than just the scene or the subject. It is about the interpretation of the artist - the points they value emphasized in striking beauty and contrasted against the backdrop of mundane, everyday sights. Every feature is planned; every line, a piece of their unique signature. Whereas the scene itself can be seen through a lit window, the artist is like darkened glass. They filter our view through themselves, so that we not only see what is beyond, but in it, the reflection of ourselves.