In the World of Art

2104 WordsNov 29, 20129 Pages
In the World of Art - draft 4 In the end of 1950’s the Pop Culture had just sprung off the new, hip, and trendy for of art; free trade was the new “it” and consumption was higher than ever (Trentmann). Among this new era of what is claimed to be the era of freedom, there was a man named John Berger who sat in front of a naked man, drawing frantically on a piece of paper that later would become/will become (jag vet inte vad du tycker ar bast?) the groundwork of his essay “Drawing.” As Berger, writing his essay from the perspective of an authentic artist, starts to examine the process of drawing from beginning to end, his work in Selected Essays will convey an author with divergent voices that will help us relate to the very abstract and…show more content…
But what is this phenomenon of apparency/ apparent Berger is talking about, what is the difference between the two terms? What Berger implies is that we are today surrounded with pictures, paintings and other form of art, which causes us to become “immune” and not see the true beauty in the object. (Jag satter en punkt har istallet for ett ;) Rather then seeing with eyes sensitive to nature and exquisiteness, we look through the eyes of capitalism – eyes that rather see money than beauty. Berger is showing his readers his attitude (a moderately socialist one) by claiming that “many collectors – and museums—buy names rather than works” in order to feed our appetite for this artificial beauty and hunt for recognition (107). He is outright blaming capitalism for causing us to lose touch with the real nature of art and world containing the origin of all art. Nevertheless/nontheless/however (istallet for “but” kanske?) does Berger want us to take a step back and abandon the technological improvements we experience? No, rather he suggests another estranging solution, meaning that we ought to embrace the world around us in, putting our souls into the nature and “collaborate” with the object (108). Leaving behind himself the assigned role as a critic, Berger further continues his personal stance in the essay “Art and Property Now,” and he does it my (“by”
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