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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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Understanding Visual Culture- Part 1- Ideology and Interpellation

For this exercise we had to read “Ideology and ideological state apparatuses (notes towards an investigation)” by Louis Althusser and answer questions regarding it. How does Althusser’s structuralism show here? Within the essay Althusser breaks down the idea of ideology … Continue reading

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