Art as Commentary. This type of art functions to tell a story or an opinion. This could be about a particular event, about a certain person, or express an opinion. It can also be as simple as a representation of daily life, giving the viewer a glimpse into that moment in time. This painting does just that by showing us what a day of working in the fields looks like at the time this was painted. The type of clothes that were worn, tools used, and even what they ate for lunch. This painting is like a window to the past.