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  • 1. MODULE 7CONTEXTUAL ANALYSIS Art 100 Understanding Visual Culture
  • 2. Damien Hirst, The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, 1991
  • 3. Piece, as installed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
  • 4. What are the key signifiers in this piece?
  • 5. detail of mouth
  • 6. synchronic [syn=together]
  • 7. synchronicBoth formal and semiotic analyses are synchronic in nature: theyconsider meanings generated by an arrangement of elements withina single moment in time.
  • 8. Synchronicunderstandingof a tree’sfunctions
  • 9. diachronic dia=across
  • 10. diachronicunderstandingof a tree[dimension oftime ispresent]Dia=across or through timeDiachronic analyses take into account meanings generated overtime, including the accretion and depletion of meanings.
  • 11. diachronicunderstandingof a tree[dimension oftime ispresent]Dia=across or through timeDiachronic analyses take into account meanings generated overtime, including the accretion and depletion of meanings.
  • 12. Examination of tree rings:Synchronic or diachronic analysis?
  • 13. Diachronic analysistakes change intoaccount.Meanings of culturalobjects are dynamicover time.New meaningsaccrue to images,old ones fall awayand have to bepainstakinglyrecovered, if at all.
  • 14. Lorenzo Lotto, Portrait of a Young Man in Front of a White Curtain c. 1508, oil on wood, 16 1/2 x 14 inches
  • 15. Botticelli, The Birth of Venus, c. 1482
  • 16. Botticelli, Venus and Mars, c. 1483
  • 17. Gentile daFabriano, Adoration of the Magi, 1423http://www.gnpcb.org/esv/search/?q=Matthew+2
  • 18. Lorenzo Lotto, Adoration of the Shepherds, c. 1534http://www.gnpcb.org/esv/search/?q=Luke+2
  • 19. To what do we attribute thesedifferences?
  • 20. Possible explanationsIndividual style?Artist’s biography and preferences?Patron’s biography and preferences?Social, political, cultural, religious surroundings

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