Monday, August 25, 2008

Ways of Seeing

This book, Ways of Seeing written by John Berger (et al.), is a great book which shows us some parts of the world's culture. In the first chapter, appears some words that can explain why humans being pay more attention into pictures than reading words: "Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognizes before it can speak." (page 7) Everything outside of us affect our perspective to see the life. Besides, some persons, as painters and artists, wanted to show what time they were living and what the people thought and did in those times. They were, and they still are great people who reflected the moments in a peace of cloth or in music, etc. If every body says that one person knows how he or she is, it is thanks to others, in this case is the same, we supposedly know about the people in the past -how they were, their thoughts, beliefs, and so forth- because of the art and art's movements of them.

1 comment:

Claudia Trajtemberg said...

Hi Kathy,
Yes, Berger makes us think of how we see things at different points in time. What has been shown implies decisions on what to present and represent. What would you choose to show for the people of the future if you had the chance to?