Study Questions for “Ways of Seeing” by John Berger

  •  Based on the text by John Berger, does what we believe affect what we see?
  • According to Berger, does every image embody a specific way of seeing? What does this mean? Why or why not?
  • According to Berger’s essay, are beauty and taste objective values that stay the same or are they things we learn? What is mystification?
  • How has the camera affected art and our way of seeing? Find the definition of “Linear Perspective” in Preble’s Artforms (pp52-55). Explain to the class what “perspective” is.

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