Because sight is not vision, enigmatic symbols of fancy orientalism used as fantasy-like figures are odalisques.
The death of Robert Rauschenberg, May 12, 2008.
Art-directed perception is crucial to face the ever-changing environment, and in some situations, it may be crucial to be able to change the way we think and dream. Intereting crafts want to escape reality.
Images are not just passive entities that coexist with their human hosts, any more than the microorganisms that dwell in our intestines. They change the way we think and dream. They refunction our memories and imaginations, bringing new criteria and new desires into the world.
Henri Matisse, Perception is reality
In visual perception, odalisques are never seen as they really are, as they physically are.
Eugène Delacroix, Interaction of colors
All "la grande odalisque" are absurd because figure drawing is far from being proven scientifically.
Good art theory must smell the studio, although its language should differ from the household talk of painters and sculptors.
Rudolf Arnheim, Art and Visual perception,
Ingres : Orientalism unsolved mystery
Art stems from a distortion of perception and expression of reality. That's for crazy artists. Good art is craziness. Enigmatic look is higher mysterious power. Figure drawing without thought is art lost and thought without drawing is perilous.
You perceive it as if you are looking at reality and not at a web art picture.