Vocabulary for Visual Studies 2 Chapter 1

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How images directly reflect the world (vs)
Description, fact, literal.
The material basis of the sign which could be almost anything. Anything that signifies something or conveys a message
Allusion, association.
Science of signs.
The object of being represented.
Creation of meaning through the act of portraying the likeness of something.
Cultural values and beliefs expressed at the level of connotation as to appear obvious.
Shared set of values that exist in a society
The aspect or detail that grabs the attention or emotion of a viewer
Crude use of stereotypes to manipulate popular opinion.
How images produce meanings according to social and aesthetic conventions.
A belief that if an image is produced by a mechanical device it is object record of reality.
image with symbolic significance. Represents universal concept/emotion/meaning. I.E. Madonna and child, universal concept of love, easy to understand even without Christian context
The act of perceiving (vs)
The common, banal meaning and information in a photograph (vs)
Philosophical position that only science because of its objective verifiable methods is the source of authentic knowledge.
A cultural Practice.
The meaning or concept that the significant refers to.
The world is invented in the process of representation.

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