Monthly Archives: May 2014

What people see

Awhile ago I went on an experimental digital photography workshop. One of the images I took was a kaleidoscope image which I then heavily photoshopped. The end product is what you see below I then put the image on my … Continue reading

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Understanding Visual Culture- Part 2- Barbarous Taste

Before we had to complete this exercise we had to read Pierre Bourdieu’s essay The Social Definition of Photography from our course reader. We then had to look at a statement he made (as shown below) and answer questions. “in … Continue reading

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Understanding Visual Culture- Part 2- The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction

This section focussed on articles written by Walter Benjamin and John Berger. Once we had read the two articles we had to answer some questions regarding them. I also watched the first episode of Ways of Seeing  Do you find John … Continue reading

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Understanding Visual Culture- Assignment 1- The Interaction of Media

For the first assignment, we were asked to think about how artists have embraced new media. We had to choose three visual artists and explore some of their work to see how their work has been influenced by new media … Continue reading

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Understanding Visual Culture- Part 1- The Flâneur

Flâneur- a man who saunters around observing society The Flaneur had rich associations; it was about wanting to experience the sights and sounds of the city to aid people’s own development and about appreciating the small things within cities such as … Continue reading

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Understanding Visual Culture- Part 1- Photography: The new reality

For this exercise we had to read “Photography versus Painting” by Osip Brik which is available in the Art in Theory book. I also read http://thedelightsofseeing.blogspot.co.uk/2011/01/photorealism-and-relationship-betwenn.html?m=1 to help with my understanding of the Brik article. I found the article very interesting … Continue reading

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Understanding Visual Culture- Part 1- Art as Commodity

This exercise asked us to read “The fetishism of the commodity” by Karl Marx and answer questions on it. I must admit I did have to read it a few times to begin to understand what it was getting at. … Continue reading

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