When I was in New York, Elise Engler suggested to us to watch John Berger's 'Ways of Seeing'. I got around to watching it yesterday and while is was done in 1972, it is still relevant today. To any non-artists it outlines why artists don't paint or draw things photographically realistic. That is what the camera is for. While we have moved well beyond this reasoning, it is still very good to watch documentaries like this again to reinforce our unique take and place in the world. Artists need constant validation that what we do has meaning and matters.
Brisbane visual artist