Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Ways of Seeing

John Berger's text "Ways of Seeing" was at first a very confusing story for me to grasp. I tried to think about it through my own sight looking at a painting for the very first time. Even though it is my first time viewing a painting millions of people could have seen it before in a different way. This also leads into recreations of paintings. I connected it with old folk tale stories that were handed down by mouth. Each time the story is retold it may change a little. That could be the same in repainting a famous photo. This connects with the concept art changing over time. It is extremely interesting to me that art can be made in a certain time for a certain purpose, and 100 years later it could be use to describe something else: using knowledge to interpret what we see.