Sunday, March 30, 2014

Seeing Things

Another 12x24 oil,  of the corner of Third Avenue and Third Street.

I'm trying to get through The Guermantes Way by Proust (it's getting easier now that I am 3/4s finished).  He writes how an artist changes the way we view the world until another comes along to redefine how we see things.  Unfortunately, he uses the example of Renoir, an artist who is now not popular, to describe this process.  But one could substitute easily another artist. Except that today, I don't think it's true any longer, since we are exposed to so many artists, and ways to view the world, that multiplicity seems to be the rule: there's no one way to see things, or no way to see things.

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