Quote Originally Posted by DrPablo View Post
Where is it established that we don't look "through" paintings and drawings? In fact the more abstract the painting the more I find myself looking through it.
My point exactly. What I mean is that implicitly, when people argue for the transparency of photograph, we reject the idea of seeing through paintings.

On APUG itself you will find a certain number of arguments to the effect that a drawing is a product of the mind while a photograph is a direct trace of the real.

I don't think we disagree much you and I so I'll go back to answering the other concerns in the thread!