Vocabulary for Visual Studies 2 Chapter 1

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The material basis of the sign which could be almost anything. Anything that signifies something or conveys a message
Philosophical position that only science because of its objective verifiable methods is the source of authentic knowledge.
A cultural Practice.
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
Signifier+signified=
Science of signs.
Creation of meaning through the act of portraying the likeness of something.
The act of perceiving (vs)
Cultural values and beliefs expressed at the level of connotation as to appear obvious.
The meaning or concept that the significant refers to.
Description, fact, literal.
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The aspect or detail that grabs the attention or emotion of a viewer
How images produce meanings according to social and aesthetic conventions.
The common, banal meaning and information in a photograph (vs)
Allusion, association.
Crude use of stereotypes to manipulate popular opinion.
How images directly reflect the world (vs)
A belief that if an image is produced by a mechanical device it is object record of reality.
The world is invented in the process of representation.
Shared set of values that exist in a society
The object of being represented.

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