Jonathon Jones gets it – finally. It is the lens based world making the aesthetic decisions of our time. Henri has been discussing this issue all along while exhorting painters to wise up, find new ways of seeing and new ways of interpreting that vision in paint. Once the lens was freed from the use of chemicals, vision became a whole different experience. Don’t take my word for it, just look at the pictures you take and store on your mobile, the images you upload to the internet every day, the all encompassing programs dedicated to collecting, cataloging and dispersing these images every nano-second of every moment of our lives.
We’ll have MUCH more to say about this soon!