That we find a crystal or a poppy beautiful means that we are less alone, that we are more deeply inserted into existence than the course of a single life would lead us to believe.
If you learn something too well, it will get in the way of your perception of reality. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.
It is impossible to do a thing the way I see it because the closer I get the more differently I see. Chesterton The hardest thing to see is what is in front of our eyes.
We do a lot of looking: Art does not reproduce what we see; rather, it makes us see. Drawing on the Artist Within — Betty Edwards.
The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something … To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion, all in one. That innocence is always there. To glance with an eye or show a bean in its pod confounds the learning of all times. Our art tends to be more real when we concentrate on what we actually see with our eyes and with our instincts.
The only real experiences in life [are] those lived with a virgin sensibility — so that we only hear a tone once, only see a color once, see, hear, touch, taste and smell everything but once, the first time. To see is to forget the name of the thing one sees.
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. No one questions the fact that verbal language has to be learned, but the commonplaceness of visual experience betrays art; people tend to assume that, because they can see, they can see art.
I have taught my students not to apply rules or mechanical ways of seeing. The Innocent Eye — Herbert Read.
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