Ways Of Seeing

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.
WAYS OF SEEING (4: Advertising)

Colour photography has taken over the role of oil paint, though the context is reversed.

WAYS OF SEEING (3: Oil Painting)

Oil paint as a means of depicting the status of the individuals who commissioned the work

Ways of Seeing (Part 2: The Female Nude)

"Only 20 or 30 old masters depict a woman as herself rather than as a subject of male idealization."


Through reproduction an painting's modern context is severed from that which existed at the time of its making