Artists have learnt to pay attention. The rest of us spend most of our time on auto-pilot, rushing from place to place, our overfamiliarity blinding us to the marvellous, life-affirming phenomena of our world. But that doesn’t have to be the case.
Will Gompertz, the BBC’s former Arts Editor, takes us into the minds of artists – from contemporary stars to old masters, the well-known to those at the artistic vanguard – to show us how to look and experience the world with their heightened powers of perception.
See What You’re Missing teaches us how Rembrandt helps us to see ourselves, how David Hockney helps us to see nature, and how Frida Kahlo can help us see through pain. In doing so we come to know the intoxicating feeling of being truly alive.