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Media Analysis 2: Iconography and Visual Analysis

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Media Analysis 2: Iconography and Visual Analysis

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

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