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Perspectives in the Arts The stories behind a piece of art are infinite The reasons the artist produced the piece is only one explanation behind the work Even so who is to know the specific thoughts the artist was thinking at the time As each art critic may conclude his own analysis of an artwork who is right and who is wrong Just as students challenge the information that is supposedly deposited in them by the teacher in the classroom setting art challenges the belief- that information can only be used as it was intended which is highly rare in our day and age The concept of perspectivism falls into place in this scenario Art is perceived differently by varying individuals There can be millions of interpretations that exist for one piece of artwork however none more or less correct than the next interpretation Similar to teachers depositing information to the students each student may receive the information in different contexts Whose to say whether or not the students interpretation is wrong As writer John Berger points out the concept of reproducing art in his essay Ways of Seeing he addresses the idea how perspectives change completely when an artwork is reproduced to be used in a different context As this is done new thoughts and interpretations are created thus can be seen as a progression of ideas Writer Paulo Freire used the idea that knowledge emerges only through invention and re-inventionFreire 348 in his essay The Banking Concept of Education This idea is the essence of what Berger is trying to point out through the reproducing of art That the reproduction of art is basically the re-invention of the ideas and interpretations that already exist And thus only through the re-invention of art new ideas and new interpretations can be formed a progression of ideas achieving true knowledge Art becomes information of a sort and like all information it is either put
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