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Deriving Meaning Criticism and Analysis
Form & Content• Form= visual, art elements, principles of art• Content= interpretation of themes, messages• Subject Matter...
• Janine Antoni  Gnaw, 1992  six hundred pounds of chocolate before biting  six hundred pounds of lard before biting Consi...
Iconography• Visual METAPHOR-image or element that is  descriptive of something else.• SYMBOL-image or element that stands...
Process• Is there any METAPHOR, SYMBOL or  ICONOGRAPHY present in Gnaw?
Writings about Art• Art critics, art historians, museum curators• Writing helps develop ideas about art.• Content is not f...
Modernist Criticisms              •   Formalist              •   Idealogical              •   Psychoanalytic              ...
Postmodern Philosophical             Positions• Post-structuralism• Deconstruction• Feminist
Cindy Sherman
Guerilla Girls
Personal Interpretation• “based on your own ideas, personal  tastes, experiences, and history…  emotional response…”, p.10...
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  1. 1. Deriving Meaning Criticism and Analysis
  2. 2. Form & Content• Form= visual, art elements, principles of art• Content= interpretation of themes, messages• Subject Matter• Context• Subtext
  3. 3. • Janine Antoni Gnaw, 1992 six hundred pounds of chocolate before biting six hundred pounds of lard before biting Consider the possible subtext and context of Antoni’s art.
  4. 4. Iconography• Visual METAPHOR-image or element that is descriptive of something else.• SYMBOL-image or element that stands for or represents some other entity or concept.• ICONOGRAPHY-system of symbols that allows artists to refer to complex ideas.
  5. 5. Process• Is there any METAPHOR, SYMBOL or ICONOGRAPHY present in Gnaw?
  6. 6. Writings about Art• Art critics, art historians, museum curators• Writing helps develop ideas about art.• Content is not fixed, rather is reevaluated over time.• Contradictory and opposing viewpoints over one artwork.
  7. 7. Modernist Criticisms • Formalist • Idealogical • Psychoanalytic • Structuralism
  8. 8. Postmodern Philosophical Positions• Post-structuralism• Deconstruction• Feminist
  9. 9. Cindy Sherman
  10. 10. Guerilla Girls
  11. 11. Personal Interpretation• “based on your own ideas, personal tastes, experiences, and history… emotional response…”, p.102 Meaning often shifts…
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