Theory of Vision

Theory of Vision proposes a method for conscious functioning in the world, formulated by an immensely significant Polish artist originating from Łódź – Władysław Strzemiński. Analysing alteration of perception in regard to various cultural and civilizational factors, author wanted to spread a concept of an overall visual awareness, aiming at raising general level of artistic consciousness in society, including both artists and ordinary citizens. He believed that this could be achieved by examining mechanisms of human perception and understanding, how personal experiences and surroundings influence them.

 

Vision is the ability to properly utilize visual phenomena seen by a human being and therefore realized by it. As such, it is also an intriguing concept in field of architecture, in which the impact of visual awareness, and at the same time psychology of perception, are crucial in achieving satisfactory design results. Notions such as the mental space or patterns of visual perception have been objects of architects' analysis for ages now, and Theory of Vision serves as a perfect tool to better understand them.

 

 

 

Władysław Strzemiński, Sea landscape, 1934

Theory of Vision proposes a method for conscious functioning in the world, formulated by an immensely significant Polish artist originating from Łódź – Władysław Strzemiński. Analysing alteration of perception in regard to various cultural and civilizational factors, author wanted to spread a concept of an overall visual awareness, aiming at raising general level of artistic consciousness in society, including both artists and ordinary citizens. He believed that this could be achieved by examining mechanisms of human perception and understanding, how personal experiences and surroundings influence them.

 

Vision is the ability to properly utilize visual phenomena seen by a human being and therefore realized by it. As such, it is also an intriguing concept in field of architecture, in which the impact of visual awareness, and at the same time psychology of perception, are crucial in achieving satisfactory design results. Notions such as the mental space or patterns of visual perception have been objects of architects' analysis for ages now, and Theory of Vision serves as a perfect tool to better understand them.