Today I did a quick portrait of Kurosawa when I had a little down time at work.
If you don't know him, he would just look like an old Asian dude with thick black-frame glasses. He might even look like a great Kung-Fu master.
But, if you know him, he now becomes a great movie director with a sharp brain and unique vision.
Your knowledge always effects what you see.
But, even if you don't know him, you would still be interested if an artist did a great portrait of him.
I want to be that artist.