From Ways of Reading: An Anthology for Readers:
"For this assignment, write an essay explaining what, as you read Berger, it is that gets in the way when we look at paintings and what it is that we might do to overcome the barriers to vision (and to history)...." p. 134
"Write an essay in which you describe possible "approaches" to a painting in a museum, approches that could provide for a better understanding or a more comnplete "recovery" of that painting than would be possible to a casual viewer..." p. 135
Learn more about the concepts of perception, aesthetics and the effect of culture and history on interpretation.
Some possibilities include: