The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled.
Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognizes before it can speak. But there is also another sense in which seeing comes before words. It is seeing which establishes our place in the surrounding world; we explain that world with words, but word can never undo the fact that we are surrounded by it. The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled.
This book is one of the most influential books on art in any language. It is an eyeopener in more than one way. By concentrating in how we look at paintings, Berger certainly change the way you look at pictures.
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