Monthly Archives: August 2014

Understanding Visual Culture- Exercise 17- Freud, Oedipus and Castration

In this exercise, we first had to read “The Dissolution of the Oedipal Complex” by Sigmund Freud and make notes. Task 1 Using what we had learnt, we were then asked to look at Edvard Munch’s Ashes and explain how … Continue reading

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Understanding Visual Culture- Assignment 3- Tutor Feedback

Every time I am waiting for tutor feedback, I am always very nervous. I put a lot of work into my coursework and try my best to continually work to a high standard so it is always reassuring when I … Continue reading

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Understanding Visual Culture- Tutor Feedback- Assignment 2

Again, I was really pleased with the feedback I received. There were a few points that my tutor made about one of the exercises and assignment In exercise 10, how capitalism has exploited leisure time and the way of looking … Continue reading

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Understanding Visual Culture- Tutor Feedback- Assignment 1

Overall, I was really pleased with my feedback, especially as it was for my first assignment. My tutor did make some good points on how I can improve my work such as  including more references to set texts include more … Continue reading

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Understanding Visual Culture- Assignment 3- Decoding Advertisments

For this assignment we had to decode an advert of our choice and apply the principles of semiotics, structuralist analysis and Post- Structuralist analysis to discover how the advert derives and conveys meaning. We also had to use references from … Continue reading

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Understanding Visual Culture-Part 3- Deconstruction

For this exercise we had to research deconstruction and make notes on our findings. We then had to use our knowledge on deconstruction on a piece of writing, artwork or music. Jacques Derrida’s deconstruction relates to post-modernism theories and attitudes. It … Continue reading

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