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Or even as a Bronze age object? It is from Durankulak, northern Bulgaria. The essays in this book can be read selectively, in sets, depending on your primary interest. The contributions fall naturally into four large groups: 1.
An Integrated Approach to Developing Visual Literacy
The two are, in a way, bookends. At the level of abstract analysis, they provide a fair summary of the problems attendant on thinking about the words visual and literate together.
Beyond primary conceptualization, there is a widening field of sec- ondary theoretical sources. The open-ended conceptualization of the four papers provides a good picture of the current state of thinking on the subject. Images outside the arts. There is a kind of visual studies, practiced mainly in German-speaking countries and in Scandinavia, in which semiotics, technology, engi- neering, graphs, and science play a far greater role than they do in Western Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia, and the United States.
The extension of visual studies into engineering, medicine, science, and other areas beyond the arts is my own particular interest, and it will be developed in another book that began from the same conference, Visual Practices across the University. See the note in the preface. Even though Visual Practices across the University was designed as an integral part of the conference, the present book is a better reflection of the state of the field: the great majority of people who work in and around visuality, visual stud- ies, and visual literacy do not care for the specifics of scientific images, or for visual practices beyond the humanities or outside of popular culture.
It is statistically appropriate, then, that this book has only two instances of science. A word, in passing, about the images with discursive captions that are scattered throughout this book. For several reasons, the majority of essays in this book are only sparsely illustrated.
Partly that is because some of the authors understandably wanted to avoid long entanglements wth the increasingly intractable copyright laws governing images. Several of the authors in this book have also published lavishly illustrated books. But part of the reason for the lack of illustrations is endemic to visual studies, and that raises an interesting and delicate issue. An important strain in visual studies is preeminently conceptual or philosophic, and a number of books on the subject have few, or no, illustrations.
That theme is not yet part of the discussion in the field, but I was happy to take advantage of a suggestion made by an editor at Routledge, who said I might send in some extra illustrations to help balance the book.
Visual Literacy in Practice: Use of Images in Students’ Academic Work
To give the book the appearance of visuality that readers might expect. My choices—the pictures with discursive captions, which are not directly related to their places in the book—reflect my own interests in an intensively visual form of visual studies, one that strays well outside art. Those two interests are not representative of the field as a whole, or of any consensus of these authors, so the added images are partly a form of editorializing.
They ended up being my own contribution, more in pictures than words.
As a general rule, one that has many exceptions, the central concerns of visual studies in English- and French-speak- ing countries are politics, social construction, and identity: how images shape perception and the self, and how they reflect and project collective and national ideologies.
Visual studies and media studies, in this view, can help to educate people to think and act responsibly in contemporary late capitalist culture. At present, visual studies explores these issues, but does not take them as intrinsic limitations to any wider study. Yet if visual studies is to contribute to a university-wide conversation on visual literacy, it is necessary to question the web of familiar theories that currently entangles the field, and keeps it wrapped in the humanities.
His contribution may not seem perfectly on topic, because it is concerned with several episodes in nineteenth-century visu- ality, but it is exemplary of work that can move outside the twenti- eth-century sources that continue to concern visual studies. Note his resistance to one of the questions from the audience, which tried to pry him away from his subject.
Two other essays, however, are included here principally to show how much visual studies can offer to the university outside the fine arts. That is a common theme in patient care, but Enquist works entirely visually.
When a doctor presents a patient with a partly incom- prehensible picture of the inside of her body—an image fraught with pain and unhappiness—the patient is asked to respond, not with words, but with images of her own. There are some wonder- ful pictures here, especially the ones that resulted when Enquist gave patients disposable cameras and asked them to take photo- graphs of the things that made them most happy. They are photos of things that, in other circumstances, might seem fairly bleak or ordinary: refrigerators, televisions, kitchens.
But they are the beginnings of a visual dialogue with the intimidating machin- ery of professional medicine, and by extension with the equally intimidating machinery of visual studies.
And finally, several essays are included in this book because they address pedagogic issues in a helpful, practical way. If you are a teacher or administrator, or you are planning an undergraduate program of visual studies, the essays by William Washabaugh and Susan Shifrin are designed to be useful resources. Ideally, this kind of work should be made systematic, and expanded to include coun- tries outside the United States.
The small amount of research I have done along those lines in Visual Studies was enough to reveal three, and possibly four, species of visual culture studies in differ- ent parts of the world.
Visual Literacy and Visual Literature: Literarts that Have to be Learnt inter-disciplinary. Teresa Noguera. Literarts that Have to be Learnt. Literarts that Have to be Learnt 1.
It is this latter aspect which forms the basis of this presentation and which I intend to discuss here. The aims of this presentation are: Before I start, however, I would like to note that in this study consideration was given to the idea of narrative painting as a frozen image, trapped in time, and showing only a little window of the narrative time.
Background to the research This research emerged from a personal interest in the processes of composition in writing literature and visual arts photography and painting , as well as from the dissatisfaction I felt in trying to help primary-age children fulfil their potential as authors using the approaches prescribed in the National Curriculum and the former National Literacy Strategy documents. Visual Language Learning, why do it?
Art education provides a foundation for learning visual literacy and visual literature for they both draw heavily on the field of art and on visual language Heid, Although visual language holds true across a number of media i.
To some extent, visual language skills develop with little external input required, yet these cognitive skills tend to be only of the lower order kind Bamford, Similarly, because most people are born with the capacity to develop vision and visual abilities, their development is usually left to chance Broudy, The perceiver, like the creator, needs a rich and developed background of a language for effective communication to take place between them Dewey, Although visual communication is taught at the most advanced levels of visual art training, the concepts of visual communication are barely touched upon, if they are covered at all, at the lower levels of education.
Further, sensitivity is central to the creative process and a foundation for artistic growth Dewey, ; Eisner, Although artistic development is facilitated by the provision of structured interactions with the environment, such as encounters with exemplary works of art, opportunities to create artworks, etc.
Kindler, , there is evidence that strictly hands-on practice is not sufficient for developing aesthetic perception and response Short, What it is also required are the critical activities of talking and reflecting about works of art ibid. The implementation consisted of two phases that took place during the autumn and first-half of the spring term with a group of ten 7 year olds. Phase 1 consisted of twelve weekly two-hour art lessons in which the children were familiarized with the basic elements and principles of visual composition i.
On the first day a chosen Pre- Raphaelite narrative painting was studied visually and analysed cognitively and on the second day the children composed a painted narrative. Interviews with and participant observation of the children were supplementary sources to assist in the interpretation of the painted narratives they produced.
The visual language aspects of the narratives, on the other hand, were analysed using art theories grounded on Gestalt psychology and semiotics Arnheim, , ; Goodman, Findings Results have revealed the worth of the narrative programme in helping the children learn the language of visual communication and in sensitizing them to the referential, symbolic and rhetorical dimensions of visual language.
This was achieved in the narrative paintings by: The present simple is also used to highlight or 'foreground' important events.
Two examples from the data are presented and discussed below in Figures 1 and 2. The direness of the situation and the unevenness of the forces are conveyed by the use and combination of the following elements and principles of visual language: The differences in line thickness and length add to the sense of anger and restlessness suggested by these lines.
The pointy curved lines used for the waves, somewhat resembling the claws of a fierce animal, suggest violence. Their directionality, right to left, implies motion towards the ship. The colour black, at the top of the page representing the stormy sky, is used both descriptively to denote the storm and symbolically to create a sense of doom.
The centre of interest is established by a combination of placement right side of the page and contrast of colour light pink vs the dark colours used in most of the composition. The asymmetrical composition further contributes to the sense of unevenness and direness expressed in the painting. The comparative size of the storm and the man standing on the ship also contributes to this contrast. The narrative in figure 2 differs from the monoscenic one in Figure 1 in that it presents simultaneously three events which happen at different times in the story: Although the situations presented in this narrative are less dire than the one in Titanic, they do re-present serious consequences for the characters.
The sense of peril and looming danger are conveyed: Similarly the use of the colours red and black primarily adds to the sense of danger and disaster. The tactical positioning of the oblivious clown between the bin and the banana peel, facing and waving at the viewer, suggests not only the inevitable but also the problem awaiting him.
The implied out of kilter triangle formed by the three people in the picture reinforces the instability of the situation.
It is the synergy of all these elements reinforcing this sense of doom or trouble which contributes to its being so effectively expressive. Picasso one said, and he was talking about colour symbolism, "There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who, thanks to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.
Visual Literacy in Teaching and Learning : A Literature Perspective
Bibliography Albers, P. Telling Pieces: Art as Literacy in Middle School Classes. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Altman, R.
A Theory of Narrative.Enter the email address you signed up with and we'll email you a reset link. To support and expand conclusions, further research and the bigger amount of respondents are needed.
Visual sign systems are all around us: In Onega, S. As motivation consists of different components, it was also interesting to indicate what components are most influenced by the characteristics of the course. In his essay, "The Rhetoric of the Image" , Roland Barthes provides a conceptual framework for studying word-and-image relations in cultural artefacts.
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