Stereotypes symplify our vision, our thoughts, help to put a name on things. Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
We need an orderly and aesthetically consistent imagery for such odd definitions of a whale as the animal with the hole in it.
Cultural groups are frequently identifiable through ethnic markers, which are arbitrary but observable traits like body modification that symbolically signal group affiliation.
What is it about certain paintings that makes them memorable?
J.M.T. Mitchell, What do pictures want ?
Why can we think only in stereotypes and categories and watershed moments?
We categorize objects in order to understand them.
Pictures like this are good to fight the stereotypes that ladybugs are crazy as a succesful artist.
Hans Belting has been pointing out that thinking in ideas and categories is no longer a viable alternative.