„A line, an area of tone, is not really important because it records what you have seen, but because of what it will lead you on to see.” John Berger
John Berger (1926—2017) was an English art critic, artist, novelist, and poet. His novel G. won the 1972 Booker Prize, and his essay on art criticism Ways of Seeing, written as an accompaniment to a BBC series, has become a classic and is taught in many universities. His books on art and photography include also The Success and Failure of Picasso (1965), Another Way of Telling (1982), The Shape of a Pocket (2001), Bento's Sketchbook (2011) and Confabulations (2016).
„When he drew a flower, John's was almost a lover's gaze — and I always felt that gaze was reciprocal. It made me imagine that the petals of the first flowering plant, all those millions of years ago, were drawn forth by love.” Anne Michaels