Ways of Seeing (book review) John Berger

281219: exactly the text i wish i had read as a young artist... also clarifies some reasons i do not like, for example much oil painting, not the ‘realist’, ‘representational’, that precedes 1900 and invention of cameras. the depiction of object, material, subject etc. is to me false, illusion, without presence, when it is what the painting is ‘of’ rather than what the painting ‘is’... i prefer abstraction, line, watercolors, graphics...

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if you like this review, i now have website: www.michaelkamakana.com 220611: this is probably the most academically accurate of the translations I have read of this book, but still prefer commentary o