Ways of Seeing is a 1972 BBC four-part television series of 30 minute films created chiefly by writer John Berger and producer Mike Dibb. Berger's scripts were adapted into a book of the same name. The series and book criticize traditional Western cultural aesthetics by raising questions about hidden ideologies in visual images.
Colour photography has taken over the role of oil paint, though the context is reversed.4
Oil paint as a means of depicting the status of the individuals who commissioned the work3
"Only 20 or 30 old masters depict a woman as herself rather than as a subject of male idealization."2
Through reproduction an painting's modern context is severed from that which existed at the time of its making1