Part 3 (Visual communications) – Assignment three (Commentary)

Commentary on experience of Part Three (Visual communications) The exercises I enjoyed the most in this part of the course were those of semiotic analysis; denotation and connotation, signifier and signified, literal element vs. meaning. I feel I can apply this knowledge to many of my future analyses and also to my own works as an artist. I… Continue reading Part 3 (Visual communications) – Assignment three (Commentary)

Part 3 (Visual communications) – Assignment three (Self-assessment)

Assessment criteria • Demonstration of subject based knowledge and understanding – I feel that with every research-based exercise and assignment, my understanding and knowledge of content and context does improve. Most of this knowledge seems to come by "accident" as I carry out research; e.g. painting in Lombardy, Renaissance ideals, AIDS epidemic in the 1990's in NYC (not mentioned… Continue reading Part 3 (Visual communications) – Assignment three (Self-assessment)

Part 3 (Visual communications) – Assignment three

Re-appropriating images Left: Sick Bacchus, 1593, oil on canvas, 67 x 53 cm, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) / Galleria Borghese, Rome, Italy / Wikipedia Right: Untitled #224, 1990, chromogenic color print, 121.9 x 96.5 cm, Cindy Sherman (1954 - ) / Collection of Linda and Jerry Janger, Los Angeles. 2012 Cindy Sherman / MOMA _ In… Continue reading Part 3 (Visual communications) – Assignment three

Part 3 (Visual communications) – Assignment three (Plan)

Re-appropriating images I begin this assignment by looking for examples of re-appropriation within visual communication. It took me some time searching around for the right image that could be both interesting to me and that could work well for the assignment. During the search I found Cindy Sherman. As soon as I saw her work, I was mesmerised by her series of History… Continue reading Part 3 (Visual communications) – Assignment three (Plan)

Assignment two – After feedback (Reflection)

I received my feedback for assignment two. I got really nervous before opening it and actually delayed doing so for a few hours. One of the things pointed out in the report is that I didn't reference any sources, and thus didn't demonstrate that I researched and read around. Since this was an interpretative assignment, I tried… Continue reading Assignment two – After feedback (Reflection)

Assignment two – Reflective commentary

Reflective commentary The main thing that I've absorbed from this part of the course is how to identify and use poetic devices. Because I'm a big fan of poetry, it is incredibly helpful to understand how writers achieve things like rhythm and imagery. Like with the Hero's Journey, I realise that these aren't cheatsheets to writing/reading but they do… Continue reading Assignment two – Reflective commentary

Assignment one – After feedback (Reflection & reworked essay)

Reflection I was very nervous in sending the first assignment, especially after dedicating myself so much to it, and I had no idea what to expect. The feedback was so much more thorough than I expected and I realised how many details I had missed even after re-checking my essay numerous times. There were also some issues about what to… Continue reading Assignment one – After feedback (Reflection & reworked essay)