gioni on eyes.

“…In paintings, the eyes are often what seem to elicit the most hostility: acts of vandalism and iconoclasm tend to target depictions of the gaze, because the eyes are where the miracle of illusion takes place day after day…

And so Giuseppe Sacchi’s graffito on Piero della Francesca’s fresco doesn’t just remind us of the fact that Giuseppe Sacchi – unlike those images – was a living creature made of flesh and blood.  It also reminds us of the magical bond that for thousands of years now has linked human fate to the fate of images”  

-Excerpt from An Eye for An I by Massimiliano Gioni, If Mind Were all There Was, Nine Themes on Giuseppe Sacchi, with Seven Drawings by Victor Man and Andro Wekua.

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