This letter (18 May) to The Age ...
IF I was running the NGV, I would also ban the wearing of bifocal glasses. How dare those people get two views of the same works.
Brad Hooper, Drummond
.... refers first to the NGV ban on sketching, note-making and photography within the Fred Williams retrospective and second to the review of that exhibition by Age critic Robert Nelson and the subsequent response to that by Ronald Millar.
When we quoted the letter earlier, we suggested
If we were dictator, we would make mindview-bifocals the minimum permissible aids of regard, and would encourage the use of mindview-polyfocals
Now this free pencil movement blotter reminds us of best practice regard: The Two Truths.
By this aid to clear seeing, the object of regard is BOTH relative ['good' (Millar, McCaughey) / 'bad' (Nelson, Davila)] AND absolute, empty of any inherence.
Q E D / L O L
A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
someone looks at something ...