Journal 1 - Stan Ingberman 1/14/08 Journal 1 1. In what way...

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Stan Ingberman 1/14/08 Journal 1 1. In what way is how we see the world affected by what we believe or what we know? John Berger gives an excellent example of how what we see is affected by what we know/believe. When men in the Middle Ages saw fire, they associated it with hell. They believed hell was a physical place where there was fire and they knew fire burned their skin causing great pain. Therefore, fire had a negative connotation based on their beliefs of hell. 2. Why does Berger argue, “today we see the art of the past as nobody ever saw it before?” Berger argues this point but not in a good way. The invention of the camera changed the way in which we saw paintings painted long before the camera was invented. It changed the perspective. Before the camera was invented, if one wanted to see a painting they had to go to the painting. There they saw the work in its environment, an environment that was every bit as integral to the painting as the painting itself. One would see the work in all its glory in the perspective it was meant to be seen in. The
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This homework help was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course ENGL 251 taught by Professor Rice during the Winter '08 term at Columbus State Community College.

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Journal 1 - Stan Ingberman 1/14/08 Journal 1 1. In what way...

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