John Berger's Ways of Seeing

John Berger's award-winning BBC series "Ways of Seeing" tackles art and how photography has broken down boundaries and how it changed our perspective on what we deem as art. Have a look!

Paintings and photography are closely related, both being visual mediums. What one would consider ‘art’ though, is a whole new ballgame as it covers a broad spectrum and asks a lot of questions. John Berger, who hosts the award-winning BBC series “Ways of Seeing”, discusses the nuances of European art and how experiences shape and define the perspective and interpretation of the viewer. While the series is geared more toward paintings, his observations still hold true for photography and remain relevant to this day. Check it out!

written by cruzron on 2013-09-25 in #lifestyle #john-berger #lifestyle #art #bbc

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