Seeing the Troubled Queen

Jeff Doyle at the Open Museum attended the Boston Slow Art last weekend and just published a piece about his experience – including a video of his experience looking at Jackson Pollock’s “The Troubled Queen.”

Ezra Pound, Jackson Pollock and Madonna all play a part in his post. See his text, video and photos here in Learning to Look with Slow Art.

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1 Response to Seeing the Troubled Queen

  1. Jeff Doyle says:

    <p>Some viewers have asked whether the sound is broken in the video. The only sound in the video is the ambient sound that I recorded standing in front of the painting.</p><p>When we are looking at a painting, we often don’t notice that we are also hearing things because we assume that the "real" experience is visual. </p><p>The anecdote of Agissiz and the fish is all about getting beyond what we are "supposed" to see, and learning to look.</p><p>Art is a contact sport.</p>

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