to see

since mankind has opened its eyes and had a first look at the world there were pictures. while impressions are ubiquitous, things have been different with pictures.

to look doesn't mean to see - even more so as we are neither being trained to use our eyes properly nor to capture their capacity. what we see when we look at something should always come up as a picture, and it does. but because we are not trained in the art of seeing, we don't grasp a picture as is defined by the basic definitions, colour scheme, centre of interest, fore- and background, the composition, and not to forget, the contents and meaning. We just see a melange of objects, colours,


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