Friday, May 18, 2018

John Berger: Ways of Seeing (1972)


John Berger and “Ways of Seeing,” Episode 1 (1972).  A person's social status changes the way he sees. For example, the wealthy look down and the poor look up. Money can buy many things, material goods and comfort, no doubt, but a sure way to kill any creativity is to become wealthy. There is a reason why, all things being equal, the poorest artist produces the greatest art. A good reason is that happiness and contentment in an individual is the enemy of creativity. One of the great ironies of the modern world is that masterpieces, painted by poor artists, can only be afforded by the wealthy, who would not have given these bohemians the time of day when they were alive. Episode 2 can be found [here]; episode 3 [here] and episode 4 [here].
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