Inevitably, we all inhabit a world of dissolving perspectives and ever-shifting views. The present is always moving, so from that vantage point the past constantly changes in appearance. That is on the grand, historical scale; but the same is true of our personal encounters with art, from the day to day. You can stand in front of Velazquez’s Las Meninas a thousand times, and every time it will be different because you will be altered: tired or full of energy, or dissimilar from your previous self in a multitude of ways. This brings to mind the famous fragment of Heraclitus: “You cannot step in the same river twice.”
I've often referred to the fact that we all are water and built to change our mindsets as life happens. I put up some simple, and rather silly, slides around that thought--in what seems like forever ago. Nice to re-flip through them this morning.