Do you have an eye for art? I must admit I do not have an eye for art. But I feel you don’t have to have an eye for art to appreciate art. Some months ago, I was in Europe for a family reunion. I went to museums and churches, which had many different types of art. I enjoyed looking at them even though I don’t have an eye for art. The expression “have an eye for something” means being good at noticing and making judgments about valuable things or things of good quality. The word “art” is used to describe beautiful things or things that express feelings, such as paintings and sculptures, which are made with creative skill.
Last week, I went to a fashion photography exhibition called Beyond Fashion at a place called ArtisTree at Taikoo Place. It was organized by Swire Properties. There has long been a debate about whether photography is a type of art, like painting and drawing. But nowadays, people with an eye for art agree photography is definitely a type of art. At first, when I entered the Beyond Fashion exhibition, I thought the photographs on display were paintings because they looked like paintings. My hosts told me they were, in fact, photographs by famous fashion photographers. The photographs were so out of this world that I looked at each one from different angles to enjoy them.
If something is out of this world, it means it is extraordinary and extremely good. The famous photographers took fashion photographs in a very unusual way. The photographs on display at Beyond Fashion are so out of this world that it’s impossible for me to describe them. You have to see them for yourself. I am sure you will think they are paintings even though they are photographs. If you want to see them, you should hurry. The exhibition ends on February 24. You should also go before 2.30 in the afternoon because it closes at 2.30.
你有鑑賞藝術的眼光（have an eye for art）嗎？我得承認我沒有鑑賞藝術的眼光（have an eye for art），但我覺得，你不必有鑑賞藝術的眼光（have an eye for art），也能欣賞藝術（art）。幾個月前，我在歐洲與家人團聚。我去了各大博物館和教堂，那兒有着許多不同類型的藝術（art）。即使我沒有鑑賞藝術的眼光（have an eye for art），我仍享受觀賞它們。習語have an eye for something的意思是有鑑賞的眼光，能識別某物的價值或品質。Art則是指美術、藝術，如繪畫和雕塑等。
上星期我去了太古坊ArtisTree一個名為「Beyond Fashion」的時裝攝影展覽，是由太古地產主辦的。到底攝影是否像繪畫和畫畫一樣，屬藝術（art）的一種，已經爭論日久；然而到了今天，有鑑賞藝術眼光（an eye for art）的人都會同意，攝影絕對是藝術（art）的一種。當我一開始參觀「Beyond Fashion」展覽時，我以為展出的攝影作品是畫作，因為它們看起來真的像畫作。主持人告訴我說，它們實是由著名時裝攝影師操刀的攝影作品。這些攝影作品都是無與倫比的（out of this world），令我得從不同的角度，逐張逐張的仔細欣賞。
若某事是out of this world，即是說它是非凡的、極好的。著名的攝影師們用極之與別不同的方式去拍那些時裝照片。在「Beyond Fashion」中展出的攝影作品皆是非凡（out of this world）得難以用筆墨形容，你得親自去觀賞，我肯定你會以為它們是畫作，即使它們真的是攝影作品。若你想去瞧一瞧，那就要趕快了，展覽將於二月二十四日結束。你也要在下午二時三十分前去到，因為展覽開放至二時三十分。
Michael Chugani 褚簡寧