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Lauren Alice Towell

Final Blog

Framing Statement John Berger in his Ways of Seeing said that “when the camera reproduces a painting, it destroys the uniqueness of its image” (Berger, 1972, 19). Before the invention of the camera a person had to visit the building… Continue Reading →

Looking at Walter Benjamin

In his essay, The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, Walter Benjamin starts by stating that “a work of art has always been reproducible” (Benjamin, 1936, 217) . Though this was only the opening sentence, it was… Continue Reading →

Defining and Valuing Art

Everyone has a different perspective on what they would classify as art. For some art is beautiful pieces of work that have been masterfully painted and hung in galleries, for others anything could be art, from a doodle in a… Continue Reading →

Performance Creation: The Value of Art

After initially struggling to come up with a good concept, my partner and I realised that what we really wanted to look at was the value of art and what makes it valuable. This was inspired by John Berger’s Ways… Continue Reading →

Connecting with the Audience

I personally wasn’t a big fan of Marina Abramovic’s The Artist is Present, which saw Abramovic sit in a chair for 716 hours and 30 minutes, while audience members take it in turns to sit opposite her. Perhaps this was… Continue Reading →

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