The art of seeing
We learn to read at school,
but we don't learn to see.
The great work of art is not just a representation, much less a copy, or even a symbolic one,
it offers the awakening of the gaze to live this "unknown state" Proustien,
a unity found in itself.
The art of seeing is also discovering one's own path to "read" and let "speak" a work.
As Roland Barthes announces, a painting only exists in the account I make of it .
Yes, a story, but from what vision?
It was with Alexandro JODOROWSKI (1) that I learned the art of seeing for several years during the workshops
which he animated at his home in the years 1995. I prolonged this training by this work which I dedicate to him.
1 - Art see a painting
HOW TO SEE A PAINTING?
The art of seeing is learning to
see an image without prejudices,
without personal projections,
without external references,
see a table as it is.
On going redaction....
The look I propose here mainly concerns the composition of a work chosen from among the great masters but also from strangers. Sometimes it will be a question of observing details or symbols that offer visual games or avenues of understanding.
Vermeer - Clouet - Delacroix - Gauguin - De La Tour, Etc ..
With the famous snail in the Annunciation by Del Cossa, let's slowly see how this erudite humanist painter slipped a large number of elements to guide his viewer in understanding the mystery of the incarnation.