Cosa guardi?

eyerman  J.R. Eyerman (9.10.1906-7.12.1985) single of the day

“We can never neatly separate what we see from what we know…in the hands of a great master the image become translucent. In teaching us to see the visible world afresh, he gives us the illusion of looking into the invisible realms of the mind…if we only knew how to use our eyes”. Ernst Gombrich, 1960


4 thoughts on “Cosa guardi?

  1. wonderful words, from the immortal Gombrich who, simply through his books and writings, sparked my interest in art history and taught me how to look at paintings as a teenager.

    Once, a few years later, I was a late night party at some Oxford college, drunk, and found half-lost myself in a coridor, when i spotted his name on a plaque of a door.

    He taught as you know mostly in the Courtold and Warburg Institutes in London, but must have held tutorials and kept an office there, (what college would not kill to have him, even one day a month?)
    Anyway, i touched the name plaque on the door like some religious icon!
    He was a total hero of mine.

    Great post.
    Regards from Dublin-


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