Reading Words and Images
Notes taken during lecture
In this weeks lecture we have been learning about the relationship between words and images and the different ways they can be used together. Understanding anchorage, which comes in multiple forms, explains the ways in which words and images can compliment each other.
Scott Mc Cloud reading
Roland Barthes Reading
Excerpt from a book
This quote is from a book I was reading, it’s a none fiction book that wasn’t about semiotics but I really feel that it conveyed the importance of understanding the different contributions of words and images in a semiotic sense, “What is the difference, after all, between printed words or the grey tones of a photograph. Both are simply marks on paper, both record and report. But while words engage the intellect, photographs use another language; they have a more visceral appeal, that punch in the gut.” - Alchemy and Rose
Blog Task - This is not a pipe
This weeks blog task was to recreate the painting Treachery of Images by Magritte and give a brief analysis of the piece. The picture shows a pipe. Below it, Magritte painted, "Ceci n'est pas une pipe" French for "This is not a pipe and the simple meaning is that the painting is not a pipe, but rather an image of a pipe. This work is a result of Margritte's fascination with the combination of words and images working together to create a surrieal piece of art.
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