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Day 06/06/2013

John Berger on Genuine Art, Uncovering the Mysterious & Matters of Translation…*

All genuine art approaches something which is eloquent but which we cannot altogether understand. Eloquent because it touches something fundamental. How do we know? We do not know. We simply recognize.

Art cannot be used to explain the mysterious.  What art does is to make it easier to notice. Art uncovers the mysterious. And when noticed and uncovered, it becomes more mysterious. I suspect writing about art is a vanity, leading to sentences like the above. When words are applied to visual art, both lose precision. Impasse.”  – John Berger | ” Branching Out” | Berger On Drawing (2005)

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