Images have so much power. They make humans so manipulative. I don’t know how I feel about it.
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.
I think anything can be exploited.