Soapbox

7 February 2009

Captions at an exhibition

Filed under: Moans — Tags: , — malwen @ 6:25 pm

Today I am complaining about two captions that bothered me. I very much enjoyed the exhibitions, but two problems are worth a short moan.
In one of the problem captions, one the beliefs of Christianity was presented in the past tense, implying no-one believes it any more.
In another, I was told by the caption what mood I felt on looking at the painting concerned. It was wrong. I think it is wrong to tell the viewer what they are meant to feel, and is undoubtedly wrong to tell them what they do feel, when looking at a work of art.

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