4 thoughts on “Discussion question #2

  1. Mahmoud Bakr

    1. Berger states that whatever we see is related to our own experience and customs. our experiences change how we may view something. Berger has made an experiment where he shows a painting in which a person is attacking some soldiers and then plays a commercial right after. Then he returned again to the painting, and showed scenes of people being tortured. Everytime he did this, the meaning of the painting was changing, based on what it was associated with.

    2. The invention of the camera made it possible to view any artwork at any location or setting. This revolutionized artwork, since you no longer had to perform a pilgramige to view them, but also had to sacrifice the setting they were meant to be viewed in. But seeing an artwork in a museum is always accompanied with silence, which allows you to focus on the details and ponder the work’s meaning more, which isn’t as possible through a photo at home.

    3. When a piece of artwork is reproduced many times, its meaning can be degraded. When an artwork is populous, less time and energy is spent on it’s meaning and details, and the work turns into an icon rather than a picture with meaning.

    1. ambika lama

      Q1 He mentions that the meaning of a painting shown on films can be changed even more radically. He has presented painting by Brueghel ”The Road to Calvary” in which we see mourners of Christ. All we can see that is grief, torture and despair in whole painting . But as the camera zoomed in for more details, it looks more like a devotional pictures

    2. Jonathan

      I agree how people have different views on how they see a painting and it changes when we see it different times. I also agree how when you see a painting you focus on the details and it meaning.

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