"Art is not the recovery of the innocent eye, which is inaccessible. 'Make it new' cannot mean, set it free of all learned frames and names, for paradoxically it is only a precise use of learned comparison and the signs we have made to distinguish things seen or recognized that can give the illusion of newness…One cannot think at all without a recognition and realignment of ways of thinking and seeing we have learned over time. We all remake the world as we see it, as we look at it."
— A.S. Byatt, Still Life
The art of understanding the ordinary - Understanding the ordinary: Enlightenment Not understanding the ordinary: Blindness creates evil. Understanding the ordinary: Mind opens. Mind opening le...
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