• First Reading, Second Reading

    1 month ago - By Gurney Journey

    Jan Verhas (1834-1896) The Lion
    In a painting, you've just got just one image to tell the story. But you can design it so that the viewer begins to receive one impression, and then switch to a different impression after a moment or two. This is called the first reading and the second reading. In this picture, I'm aware of myself reacting that way as I decode the image over the first two seconds. "There's a lady with kid reaching up...The kid is scared...Oh! There's a crouching lion...how did he get in that house?...Oh, I see, it's a lion rug, and her little brother is under it, pulling a...
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