Author(s): Wim Wenders
We've unlearned that complexity in seeing which is mostly an act of first sight for us ... Wyeth reveals to us second and third sight. He says: 'Look at all the responsibility that is involved in the act of seeing. Look at the pleasures of digging deeper. Look at the rewards of putting yourself into the very "presence" of a person, or a thing, or a landscape. Let the glance out of the corner of your eye lead you to really look and recognize and see each other, the world and its radiance, with more durability, with more sincerity, with more pleasure, and with more communion taking place.' There is no better teacher than a painter for the act of seeing ... Book jacket.
Wim Wenders is the award-winning film-maker of the feature films Paris, Texas, Wings of Desire, and The American Friend, as well as the documentaries The Buena Vista Social Club, Pina and Salt of the Earth.His photographs have been exhibited internationally.His new film, Submergence, with Alicia Vikander and James McAvoy, will be released in 2017.