Peter Burke

The photograph is considered a fake when it uncovers that it deceives sees who it how much to the scene that it affirms to represent. This disfigurement can occur at distinct moments, before the register the image, at the moment of the register, and after the image to be been registered. In recent years, they have fond of the public knowledge diverse cases where the images had been of some form modified the power that an image possesss, in many cases pass unobserved for us. The English historian Peter Burke, in its book ' ' Ocular&#039 witness; ' , sample that the image is a rich source to investigate the events. However the author makes an alert exception and for as the historical facts and its personages had constructed these documentations, looking for to stand out the aspects that not necessarily were the real facts. Exemplificando Burke shows as consecrated painters of the history of the art as Ticiano, that modifies the appearance of definitive king, Pope or prince in the intention of disfarar possible deformities of that they had ordered the picture. In such a way the image had contributed to create one another image of the Real. In the perspective of Burke, we would have to come back to see the images, since before the use writing as form of communication for all, this age the only way to spread out ideas and laws.

The current society is worried in producing images and not in reading them and discovering what its symbolic statements are affirming. Therefore, the authors most of the time say of the dependence of the society contemporary in relation to the images, that are used the all time, being essential in the daily one of the people consumes that them, without if worrying in reflecting of critical form to understand them. He is interesting to notice that the images important when are well used to better know the history and the reality of the present time.


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