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Media Analysis 2: Iconography and Visual Analysis

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  • 1. Iconography and Visual Analysis Media Analysis 2
  • 2. Schedule1st half Signs Colors2nd half Groupwork (20 minutes) Presentation (5 minutes, 25 total)
  • 3. Signs
  • 4. SignsSigns are shared in a culture
  • 5. Signs Visual icons may have aresemblance to object, unlike words
  • 6. SignsAll signs have meaning which is shared and circulated
  • 7. SignsWe are interested in ideas, values and discourses
  • 8. SignsMeanings may seem neutral or natural, but they never are
  • 9. SignsIdeology of images; when we make the cultural natural
  • 10. Signs Literal vs hiddenDenotation vs connotation
  • 11. SignsDenotation is "like perceiving reality"
  • 12. SignsConnotation is to look for elements that transport meaning
  • 13. SignsDenotation seems rather simple and straight-forward. Is it ever interesting and/or significant?
  • 14. SignsCultural associations rather than individual responses
  • 15. Norman Rockwell, Freedom of Speech (1943)
  • 16. Signs Carriers of connotationPosesObjectsSettingsPhotogenia
  • 17. Iconography
  • 18. SignsVisual elements gain symbolic meaning over time
  • 19. Colors
  • 20. ColorsCommunicative functions of color
  • 21. ColorsIdeational function
  • 22. ColorsInterpersonal function
  • 23. ColorsTextual function
  • 24. Group Work
  • 25. Group workPlease form five groups during the break
  • 26. Group workDiscuss the iconography and use of colors in the painting. Payspecific attention to connotation and the harmony of colors.
  • 27. Emanuel Leutze, George Washington Crossing the Delaware (1851)
  • 28. Grant Wood, American Gothic (1930)
  • 29. Norman Rockwell, Freedom From Want (1943)
  • 30. Edward Hopper, Nighthawks (1942)
  • 31. Andy Warhol, Marilyn Diptych (1962)