IGE 120H - Reader Response 6 Ways of Seeing

IGE 120H - Reader Response 6 Ways of Seeing - Lloyd 1 S....

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Lloyd 1 S. Lloyd Professor Fernandez IGE 120H Fall, 2008 Reader Response to Ways of Seeing I generally don’t like discussing art and its definitions because I think that based on the subjectivity of art, these questions don’t have answers. How can I possible speak in absolutes about something as personal and intimate as art? I guess I find such debate interesting for a while, but I reach a point where I just feel that it’s pointless to argue personal taste. That being said, I did not particularly like or dislike John Berger’s “Ways of Seeing.” I feel it was a thoughtful, albeit a little arrogant, investigation on how art is seen, how it is valued, and how it is used. I only say arrogant because like I mentioned, I believe it is risky to speak in absolutes and that is how I interpreted Berger’s tone. Basically, “Ways of Seeing” is a compilation of four written essays and three pictorial essays. The first essay is written and is mainly about the mystification of art. I must admit that I
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