ॐ·M对《Ways of Seeing》的笔记(11)

Ways of Seeing
  • 书名: Ways of Seeing
  • 作者: John Berger
  • 副标题: Based on the BBC Television Series
  • 页数: 176
  • 出版社: Penguin
  • 出版年: 1990-5
  • Seeing comes before words.
    The way we see things is affected by what we know or we believe.
    2012-10-30 12:39:08 回应
  • 第1页
    We only see what we look at. To look is an act of choice.
    We never look at just one thing; we are always looking at the relation between things and ourselves.
    Our vision is continually active, continually moving, constituting what is present to us as we are.
    The eye of the other combines with our own eye to make it fully credible that we are part of the visible world.
    2012-10-30 12:43:39 1人喜欢 回应
  • 第2页
    An image is a sight which has been recreated or reproduced. It is an appearance or a set of appearances which has been detached from the place and the time in which it first made its appearance.
    Every image embodies a way of seeing.
    2012-10-30 12:50:56 1人喜欢 回应
  • 第3页
    The more imaginative the work, the more profoundly it allows us to share the artist's experience of the visible.
    2012-10-30 12:56:54 1人喜欢 回应
  • 第4页
    Yet when an image is presented as a work of art, the way people look at it is affected by a whole series of learnt assumptions about arts.
    These assumptions mystify rather than clarify.
    When we see a landscape, we situate ourselves in it. If we saw the art of the past, we would situate ourselves in history.
    But the art of the past is being mystified because a privileged minority is striving to invent a history which can retrospectively justify the role of the ruling classes.
    2012-10-30 13:13:49 1人喜欢 回应
  • 第6页
    It is reasonable to consider a paintings composition. But It's not appropriate to assume any emotional facts only through the painting's composition. 
    Its actually the human condition of our age gives the paintings there psychological and social urgency, not a painter's skill as a seducer which convinces us that we can know the people portrayed.
    2012-11-01 15:03:53 回应
  • 第8页
    Mystification has little to do with the vocabulary used. Mystification is the process of explaining away what might otherwise be evident.
    2012-11-01 15:08:10 回应
  • 第10页

    2012-11-01 15:10:42 1人喜欢 回应
  • 第11页
    Every drawing or painting that used perspective proposed to the spectator that he was the unique center of the world.
    The camera demonstrated that there was no center.
    2012-11-01 15:14:25 回应
  • 第12页
    When a camera reproduces a painting, it destroys the uniqueness of its image. As a result its meaning Changes.
    2012-11-02 10:38:22 回应
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