“We as art historians are incredible narcissists, as observation inevitably begins with the one who is observing. I have seen this more than once, even in the case of the exact sciences, and let me be clear: I wonder if I don’t do it myself sometimes. To project misconceptions into reality and recycle them as observations.”

Roger Marijnissen in interview with Eric De Bruyn, “Observation begins with the one who is observing” in CeROArt, 2015

“Well, I made you take time to look at what I saw and when you took time to really notice my flower you hung all your own associations with flowers on my flower and you write about my flower as if I think and see what you think and see of the flower—and I don’t.”

— Georgia O’Keeffe (text with An Orchid, 1941), see Didion

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