See What You’re Missing 31 Ways Artists Notice the World – and How You Can Too by Will Gompertz | 21.26 MB
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Title: See What You’re Missing: New Ways of Looking at the World Through Art
Author: Will Gompertz
Taking us into the minds of artists-from contemporary stars to old masters-See What You’re Missing shows us how to look and experience the world with their heightened awareness.
Artists are expert lookers: they have learned to pay attention. The rest of us spend most of our time on auto-pilot, rushing from place to place, our overfamiliarity blinding us to the marvellous, life-affirming phenomena of our world. But that doesn’t have to be the case.
In his inimitable engaging style, Will Gompertz takes us into the minds of artists-from contemporary stars to old masters, the well-known to the lesser-so, and from around the world-to show us how to look and experience the world with their heightened awareness.
In See What You’re Missing we learn, for example, how Hasegawa Tohaku can help us to see beauty, how David Hockney helps us to see colour, and how Frida Kahlo can help us see pain. In doing so we come to know the…