As soon as one puts a name or explanation to anything, one blocks it in that space and stops all of its other possibilities. Words are man’s main method of expression, but they don’t really describe the true essence of things. When one uses words to define something, immediately one limits the definition.
The art galleries provide audio guides that one can listen to while viewing the artwork. I always wonder if people that are listening to it actually see the artwork or they are seeing the image based on the messages they hear.
So how do we interpret art? Is it from the historical, aesthetic, logical or personal point of view? What do we use for this interpretation? Or should we interpret it?
It is our mind’s preoccupations with interpretation that does not allow us to see beyond limitation of words.
As landscape artist J.R Baldini quoted, “I believe painting or visual art is suffocated by verbal description”.
If we could see without words… how much richer the world would be.