ART1A Ways of seeing

ART1A Ways of seeing - David Taff ARTST 1A Thursday 3 PM...

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David Taff ARTST 1A Thursday 3 PM 1/14/08 Way of Seeing Summary John Berger’s Way’s of Seeing is a text that looks at the different ideas that arise when looking at a piece of art or a copy of that piece of art. Berger starts off the book focusing purely on the scope of the eye and what the eye sees when it looks at a piece of art. He discusses how the feelings one has about an art piece can change when more information or more senses are brought into the equation of deciphering the meaning of the piece. Examples of adding music or focusing on a particular part of a painting can affect the way a person interprets it. Also if the audience has more information about, by whom and when the art piece is created, it may also affect the feelings towards a particular art piece. Berger also delves into the different times periods of art pieces and why and for whom they are made. During the earlier time periods many of the painting were made for men and the object painted was usually a woman. Ideals of women began to arise
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