“Uncritical semantics is the myth of a museum in which the exhibits are meanings and the words are labels. To switch languages is to change the labels.”
Image Credit © Barbara Kruger
“Each person is an idiom unto himself, an apparent violation of the syntax of the species.”
Image Credit © Thomas Hirschhorn / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY
“A photograph shouldn’t be just a picture, it should be a philosophy.”
Image Credit © John Baldessari
Through analysis, comparison, symbolism and emphasizing of the visual elemental composition of art forms enables humans to possess the essential mechanisms of perceiving, comprehending, understanding and interpreting. The relevant extracted data is then set out in terms of measured quantities and the found order is expressed in the individual’s analysis of the differing relationships of the inherent structures of that particular form. Whether through communicating using semantic, syntactic or pragmatic processes.
“Humans see what they want to see.”
Image Credit © Succession Marcel Duchamp/ADAGP Paris and DACS, London 2018
“All that can fall within the compass of human understanding, being either, first, the nature of things, as they are in themselves, their relations, and their manner of operation: or, secondly, that which man himself ought to do, as a rational and voluntary agent, for the attainment of any end, especially happiness: or, thirdly, the ways and means whereby the knowledge of both the one and the other of these is attained and communicated;…”
Image Credit © Umberto Boccioni, MoMA, Photograph © Unstated
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