John Berger / Ways of Seeing , Episode 1 (1972) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pDE4VX_9Kk - A BAFTA award-winning BBC series with John Berger, which rapidly became regarded as one of the most influential art programmes ever made. Created chiefly by writer John Berger& producer Mike Dibb. Berger's scripts were adapted into a book of the same name. The series and book criticize traditional Western cultural aesthetics by raising questions about hidden ideologies in visual images.
'Berger is one of the most influential British intellectuals of the past 50 years, still best known for his seminal book of art criticism, Ways of Seeing, which was published in 1972 and has shaped the thinking of at least two generations of artists and students. From as far back as 1958, though, when he wrote his first novel, A Painter In Our Time, he was dealing with exile and displacement, which, has since become one of the defining political and social issues of our time.'
John Berger: ‘If I’m a storyteller it’s because I listen’
Kate Kellaway, "John Berger: ‘If I’m a storyteller it’s because I listen’," The Guardian (30 October 2016). On the eve of his 90th birthday, one of the most influential writers of his generation talks about migration, Brexit, growing old – and his fondness for texting.
John Berger / Ways of Seeing , 2 - the nude &gaze in European art www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1GI8mNU5Sg See also: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYnTO5eed8U http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/video/2014/jan/23/girls-jemima-kirke-women-art-video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6hmVO7t_Bs www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/the-womens-blog-with-jane-martinson/2013/may/24/women-art-great-artists-men www.artsjournal.com/diacritical/2009/06/when_the_mob_turns_angry_whats-2.html