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)

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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)

Project 4 (Time and place) – Room One: Urban

Room One: Urban (p.27-46) Artists Doug Aitken Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster Jean and Louise Wilson Richard Hamilton Victor Pasmore Liam Gillick Dan Graham Borjan Sarcevic Stan Douglas Thomas Struth Points of interest 'To live in the city, must we assume the position of the anonymous stranger?' (p.27) 'Home can be motion at times.' Doug Aitken (p.28) '...an architectural protagonist… Continue reading Project 4 (Time and place) – Room One: Urban

Project 4 (Time and place) – Exercise 4

Cutting edge Explore websites and other forms of new media and identify examples of cutting edge or inventive forms of visual communication. I went back to my exercise of Identifying visual communications in order to recall the different types of visual communications, which are persuasion, information, identity design, authorial content, interactive design and alternative messages. I will be noting whether each of… Continue reading Project 4 (Time and place) – Exercise 4

Project 4 (Time and place) – Exercise 3

Visual conventions for time and place Examples of different visual conventions used to convey time and/or place/space from different historical periods. motion decayed flowers blooming repetition of same action, endless loop time cartoon strip visual description and textual sequence, steps (this, then this, etc.) conveys time (beginning, middle, end) storyboard step by step narrative shows progression… Continue reading Project 4 (Time and place) – Exercise 3

Part 3, Project 4 (Time and place) – Exercise 2

Knitting patterns Mind map of what knitting means to me and what I associate it with: Contemporary and historical examples of where and how knitting or knitted items have been represented: Magazine illustration, 1955 (colour litho), English School, (20th century) / Bridgeman The knitting needle (chromolitho), French School, (19th century) / Bridgeman Good Needlework and Knitting Magazine… Continue reading Part 3, Project 4 (Time and place) – Exercise 2

Project 3 (Reading visual communications) – Exercise 2

Join the Navy Denotation sailor torpedo water (sea / ocean) riding whip cowboy pose movement energy complementary colors navy recruitment JOIN NAVY is big, red and all-caps Connotation all elements persuasive, meant to appeal to a male audience torpedo placement, size and form = phallic, proof of manliness, virility pose as if riding a bull = comparison… Continue reading Project 3 (Reading visual communications) – Exercise 2