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John Berger: Quotes from the ‘Ways of Seeing’

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Pioneering British art critic John Berger died at 90. The influential art critic of the modern generation wrote several art criticism, novels, poetry, screenplays and many other books. His famous works included Ways of Seeing, G and A Painter of Our Time.

Here are some of his quotes from the perception changing work ‘Ways of Seeing’:

“A man’s ability to consume is directly related to his sexual virility.”

“Men act and women appear. Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at.”

“History always constitutes the relation between a present and its past. Consequently fear of the present leads to mystification of the past.”


“To remain innocent may also be. to remain ignorant.”

“To be naked is to be oneself. To be nude is to be seen naked by others and yet not recognised for oneself.”


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