However, it is a little different for the creators. You ask, how?
Well, any form of creative produce, may it be in terms of visual media, art, sculpture or others of the sorts have an idea or ideology working behind it. The idea or ideology might be the least important in someone’s point of view, yet it might seek to be of utmost significance to some. The difference is for the audiences to figure out.
The essay once read, will help you understand that a work of art created in the past was to conjure a certain image or impression of a certain element of beings who view them. Berger then brings in his reference, Frans Hals, a Dutch Golden Age portrait painter, and his works.
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The above excerpt is from John Berger’s essay – Ways of Seeing that should help you understand the point of this write-up.
The painting being talked about is called Regents of the Oldmen’s Almshouse by Frans Hals.
Considering that and then bring in films into this spectrum of bias creating. There are a number of questions that will come to your mind.
Is it okay for an artist / filmmaker / painter / sculptor to take sides before he/she has even created their piece of work?
Is it okay for the creator to not just take sides on his own but also persuade the masses to do so through his work?
Yes, because a work of art comes from individualistic outlook and opinion. Without that, imagine the world of films – there wouldn’t be any genres if opinion and differential styles cease to exist. What if the foundations of the entertainment industry were standing on only and only STAGNANCY?
Written by Smita Ganguli
Aspiring cyber journalist but too damn opinionated.