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

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