Art, by its nature, asks questions and holds meaning. It explains ideas, uncovers truths, manifests what is beautiful, and tells stories. Up until now, we have been looking at artworks through the most immediate aspect of visual effects: what we see in front of our eyes. In this module, we will begin to break down some barriers to find specific meaning in art, including those of different styles and cultures.
Topics in this module are:
- How we see
- First level of meaning: formal
- Second level of meaning: Subject
- Third level of meaning: Context
- Fourth level of meaning: Iconography
- Critical perspectives