Buddhism

Images have so much power. They make humans so manipulative. I don’t know how I feel about it.

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This is a quote from a reading about the Great Stupa at Sanchi, I believe. For my Asian art history class. Yea, storytelling is important and powerful and beautiful. But apparently it’s also exploitable.

These are the words I’m struggling with right now: truth, lies, propaganda, manipulation, storytelling, religion, power, design, control, illuminated manuscripts, visual storytelling, art, vanity, deception, exploitation, naivety, brainwashing, responsibility, beauty.

I don’t know how it all fits together.

One comment

  1. Wendy Pruitt · November 11, 2017

    I think anything can be exploited.

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