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The Tribuna of the Uffizi: some perspectives

March 24, 2013

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“The Tribuna of the Uffizi” (1772-78) by Johann Zoffany is one of those extravagant paintings with paintings painted on it (just for laughs: paintingception). Queen Charlotte commissioned Zoffany to paint the Florence gallery and there we have it, a masterpiece that only exceptionally skilled hands could achieve.

Conditioning Reality (Rejected AS 141 final project)

March 24, 2013

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  Human Condition II- 1935 “Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see.” René Magritte (1898-1967)

The Internet Identity Paradox: A self-concept exercise

February 17, 2013

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The Johari window is a technique created by Joseph Luft and Harrington Ingham in 1955 in the United States, used to help people better understand their relationship with self and others. It is used primarily in self-help groups and corporate settings as a heuristic exercise. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johari_window

Photo Analysis Exercise

February 10, 2013

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This is a photo taken by my classmate, Norwin Gonzales, during the class trip to Baler, Aurora. Unfortunately, I was unable to come because of reasons. I was deeply saddened because were it not for these reasons I would have gotten the chance to take in the beauty of Baler and take my own pictures, […]

Exercise on Sontag

January 28, 2013

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A photograph is a form of documentation. It is a way of showing people that something truly does exist. Susan Sontag argues that a photograph is closer to the actual experience of an event than, say, a written account of such event. Photography is a powerful form of recording. Our photographs can tell who we […]

Barthes: Punctum and Studium

January 28, 2013

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In Roland Barthes’ work “Camera Lucida”, he introduces two photographic concepts: punctum and studium. The way I understand it, punctum is the element that stands out in a photograph. It is that one golden element that makes us “love” a photograph and not just “like” it. Punctum is kind of subjective; people differ in their […]

Exercise on Berger

January 28, 2013

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John Berger in Ways of Seeing discusses three things: the reproduction of images, the objectification of women, and publicity. He relates modern day images to oil paintings – their styles are so similar to each other that today’s images used for publicity can be classified as modern day oil paintings. These images, especially in advertising, […]