Ways of Seeing
The article by berger can come off kind of negative at first, but after once can get past the fact, the article is actually really informative. The most interseting part was definatly the Van Gogh painting example. I dont know about anyone else, but after reading the text put under the painting, the feeling one gets completely changes. After reading the text, one can almost get a negetive feeling in their stomach. You start to realize different details in the painting, such as the birds are crows and that the painting almost gets a ominous feel to it. You start to wonder why he painted the painting the way he did, as if he was trying to tell someone he wanted to die The other critical part of the article was our thoughts on art, especially those that are on reproductions. I think that the thought about how rerproductions can not only diminish the meaning, but make it better and new to each person. We start to bring our own experiences to the tale, and the art can mean so much more to us. While the article was difficult to read, it provided interesting insite and proved worthwhile to read.