Open Art Blog
Opening eyes to images and images to the eye
We live on images, we live in images, we are images
“To study History of Art is very important because, firstly, you realize that all artwork was once contemporary.
Secondly, you learn what’s happened and don’t just re-do things that exist already.
Or, if you do, you’re doing it on purpose… ”
– Marc Quinn
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- The Joy of Living: a traditional analysis of the last artwork of the year.
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“Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognizes before it can speak.
Yes this seeing which comes before words, and can never be quite covered by them, is not a question of mechanically reacting to stimuli. […] We only see what we look at. To look is an act of choice. As a result of this act, what we see is brought within our reach – though not necessarily within arm’s reach. To touch something in to situate oneself in relation to it. (Close your eyes, move round the room and notice how the faculty of touch is like static, limited form of sight.) We never look at just one thing; we are always looking at the relation between things and ourselves. Our vision is continually active, continually moving, continually holding things in a circle around itself, constituting what is present to us as we are.” – John Berger
Open Art Blog aims to create a shared space, dedicated to t images of common heritage. Easily accessible to all, the platform showcases images that are of a sufficiently high-quality so as to be effectively observed, explored, and payed attention to. Opening the observer’s eyes to images and images to the eye.
Open Art Blog also aims to develop a research platform dedicated to the image as such and to different ways of seeing. The idea is for reflections to be co-constructed, while free to take any possible and potential form of expression and drawing on different areas of knowledge. The image will be examined from the perspective of various disciplines and points of view, which will enable the researcher to discover new ways of observing, looking at and seeing images, and to analyze and integrate them into our history, our way of living and thinking.