quote by Rudolf Arnheim

All perceiving is also thinking, all reasoning is also intuition, all observation is also invention.

— Rudolf Arnheim

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Visual perception quote Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.
Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.

Neither camera, nor lens, nor film determine the quality of pictures;

it is the visual perception of the man behind the mechanism which brings them to life. Art contains the allied ideas of making and begetting, of being master of one's craft and able to create. Without these properties no art exists and no photographic art can come into being

We never really perceive what color really is, as it physically is.

This fact makes color the most relative medium in art.

Visual perception quote If you eyes are opened, you'll see the things worth seeing.
If you eyes are opened, you'll see the things worth seeing.

The idea part is simple but the visual perception is complex.

The use of neuroscientific data to help resolve phenomenological questions is proving a common theme in much contemporary thinking about the mind. How rich are the contents of visual perception? Does vision only tell us about shapes and colours, or does it also represent higher categories like lemon or umbrella?


Troops must be fed with ammunition and so on but also with information, with images, with visual intelligence. Without these elements troops cannot perform their duties properly. This is what is meant by the logistics of perception.

Visual perception quote Some people feel the rain. Other just get wet.
Some people feel the rain. Other just get wet.

Everything is pointing to one's own activity of looking, to an awareness and sort of hyper-consciousness of visual perception. The only way I know how to invite this experience is by removing the other things (i.e., subject matter) for you to think about.

"Simply look with perceptive eyes at the world about you, and trust to your own reactions and convictions. Ask yourself: "Does this subject move me to feel, think and dream? Can I visualize a print - my own personal statement of what I feel and want to convey - from the subject before me?""

Unlike art, the consumption of fashion is not based primarily on knowledge or education but functions through visual awareness, a type of sensuality and perception of the corporeal self.

Visual perception quote It is better to walk alone, than with a crowd going in the wrong direction.
It is better to walk alone, than with a crowd going in the wrong direction.

Writing is the only way I know how to pray.


Though infested with many bewildering anomalies, photographs are considered our best arbiters between our visual perceptions and the memory of them. It is not only their apparent 'objectivity' that grants photographs their high status in this regard, but our belief that in them, fugitive sensation has been laid to rest.

Artists who have produced experimental innovations have been motivated by aesthetic criteria: they have aimed at presenting visual perceptions. Their goals are imprecise, so their procedure is tentative and incremental.

Visual perception quote All our knowledge has its origin in our perceptions.
All our knowledge has its origin in our perceptions.

In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is - as it physically is. This fact makes color the most relative medium in art.

Only in the 20th century, artists started taking the study of perception in a more humane way. They were thinking about the eye as being an instrument, the whole body as being a visual instrument. That sort of gave way a little bit with Cartesian­ - the "Cogito ergo sum" argument. It's not, "I think therefore I exist." It's, "I feel therefore I think therefore I exist."

The visual does seem to me the most thoroughly grasped and recorded among my impressions; sight seems to be my principal sense organ, and "seeing" supplies the key metaphors for reporting the perception.

Visual perception quote When you are dead, you don't even know that you are dead. It's only pain for oth
When you are dead, you don't even know that you are dead. It's only pain for others. Same thing when you are stupid.

A work can do many things at once, and it doesn't have to be just about the world, it could also be about photography, it could be about perception, it could be an exploration of the medium. It could be a document, it could be a visual poetry, and it could be a formal exploration all at the same time.

The art of watching has become mere skill at rapid apperception and understanding of continuously changing visual images. The younger generation has acquired this cinematic perception to an amazing degree.

Without claiming superiority of intellectual over visual understanding, one is nevertheless bound to admit that the cinema allowsa number of æsthetic-intellectual means of perception to remain unexercised which cannot but lead to a weakening of judgment.

Visual perception quote Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.
Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.

What Warcollier demonstrated is compatible with what modern cognitive neuroscience has learned about how visual images are constructed by the brain. It implies that telepathic perceptions bubble up into awareness from the unconscious and are probably processed in the brain in the same way that we generate images in dreams. And thus telepathic “images” are far less certain than sensory-driven images and subject to distortion.

What sets you apart from the rest of humanity is your ability to give visual form to an idea - the skill to transform it into something more than merely the insight or perception alone.


I use visual perception as a way of bringing people into my space.

Visual perception quote How deep is the mud? Depends on who you ask. We all go through the same stuff di
How deep is the mud? Depends on who you ask. We all go through the same stuff differently.

The images we see, as a culture, help define and expand our dreams, our perceptions of what is possible. Pictures of who we are help us visualize who we can be.

Had I not been told to look, I would have quite, ignorant of what was really there, because I had 'made plans' and was wearing visual and emotional blinders that limited my perceptions and my vision.

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