A contemporary artwork composed of an ophthalmologist’s eye test chart.
The cartoon shows visitors to an art gallery looking at a piece of contemporary artwork that takes the form of an optician’s eye test.
They are looking intensely at the artwork in order to try to ‘read’ it in an attempt to understand its meaning. The man is saying that he understands it up to a certain point, that point being where the letters on the eye chart become too small for him to read.
The cartoon is about how to look at art. The artwork could be titled Ways of Seeing.
This version: 2019
Cartoon reference number: art062
This cartoon features in my book of cartoons about art.
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