Essay Post #1 Class#2, Class#3

Blog due: Sunday 6/25/17

Please answer these two questions for this week’s essay post.

 

1. Berger says that, “What the modern means of reproduction have done is to destroy the authority of art and to remove it – or, rather, to remove its images which they reproduce – from any preserve. For the first time ever, images of art have become ephemeral, ubiquitous, insubstantial, available, valueless, free . . . They have entered the mainstream of life over which they no longer, in themselves, have power” (32). Here Berger claims that reproductions change and complicate the meaning of a piece of art. How did you make sense of that point?

 

2. In Practices of Looking, Cartwright explains that images can conjure up strong emotions, such as pleasure, anger, or curiosity. In addition, she points out that there are numerous ways to make sense of the representations we see.

Drawing from Cartwright, select an image of your choice (not from the reading) and explain how it relates to three of the following concepts:

1) emotion

2) representation

3) social construction

4) mimesis

5) denotative/connotative meaning

 

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