What is Visual Culture? Collage activity

ACTIVITY ONE: Draw from the readings and material covered in class to create a digital or traditional collage that reflects your understanding of what visual culture is/can be.

My visual collage is a video clip.  The eyes represent the fact that one of our main ways of experiencing the world is visual.  As we process this information, it all becomes part of our personal world view – of our visual culture.  Each person has a unique visual culture, though a personal visual culture has much in common with that of ones peers.  Thus, members of our Visual Culture course, now have common images and concepts evoked by the series of John Berger videos – Ways of Seeing.

By the time one reaches adulthood, one has a mind bank of countless images, which can be evoked by memory, seeing the image again, or some other stimulus.

As I am taking Visual Culture as a subject in a visual arts degree, the images shown in the eye of my videoclip are mainly fine art paintings.  I have categorised these images into portraits, nude studies, landscapes and more abstract works.

Image sources:

EEA212 eyes image sources

http://roytennant.com/portrait2-large.jpg

Dark girl with plaits

http://library.artstor.org/library/iv2.html?parent=true

manwith glasses http://library.artstor.org/library/iv2.html?parent=true

Del Kathryn Barton http://www.dumbofeather.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/140304-the-nightingale-web.jpg

Del Kathryn Barton 2 http://images-2.drive.com.au/2015/03/18/6361631/Article%20Lead%20-%20wide673301641m1904image.related.articleLeadwide.729×410.1434ac.png1426770434094.jpg-620×349.jpg

DKB 3 http://cdn.concreteplayground.com/content/uploads/2014/11/del-kathryn-barton-electro-orchid.jpg

DKB 4 http://www.deutscherandhackett.com/sites/all/themes/dh/images/artworks/large/90162.jpg

DKB 5 http://johnmcdonald.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Del-Kathryn-Barton.jpg

Portraits

Van Gogh http://www.nonprints.com/UploadPic/Vincent%20van%20Gogh/big/Self-Portrait.jpg

Van gogh blue http://www.art98.net/oil_paintings/Vincent_van_Gogh/Vincent_van_Gogh_paintings/Van_Gogh-00525-Self-Portrait%20%281889%29.jpg

Lady in red http://piasantiques.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/PG121020.1L.jpg

Japanese lady http://i00.i.aliimg.com/wsphoto/v0/539843532/hand-painted-abstract-portrait-replica-oil-paintings-on-canvas-famous-Portrait-oil-paintings-wall-art-decoration.jpg

Picasso woman http://www.chinaoilpaintinggallery.com/oilpainting/pablo-picasso/abstract-painting-26.jpg

Madame Matisse http://s12.photobucket.com/user/outoforbit/media/Matisse_portrait_madame_matisse_gre.jpg.html

Durer mother http://www.wga.hu/html_m/d/durer/1/01/

Woman with ferret http://900igr.net/datai/istorija/Iskusstvo-Vozrozhdenija-2/0017-007-Veduschie-vidy-iskusstva-Germanii-zhivopis-i-gravjura.png

Renoir woman in black http://www.digital-images.net/Images/NS_Paint/Renoir_Portrait_Woman_inBlack_HS7495.jpg

Mandella graffitti https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0c/Nelson_Mandela_painted_portrait_P1040890.jpg

Frida Kalo thinking about death http://framingpainting.com/UploadPic/Frida%20Kahlo/big/Thinking%20about%20Death.jpg

Koeford Young Man http://www.artexpertswebsite.com/pages/artists/artists_a-k/koefoed/Koefoed_PortraitOfAYoungMan.jpg

No Swimming http://www.oil-portraitpainting.com/portrait-article/image/1.jpg

Nudes

Botticelli birth of venus http://i.guim.co.uk/img/static/sys-images/Guardian/About/General/2012/3/9/1331314152196/Botticellis-Birth-of-Venu-007.jpg?w=620&q=85&auto=format&sharp=10&s=aa920b4bb6c12972e081867684c54b71

Ingres nude http://www.sothebys.com/content/dam/stb/lots/L14/L14035/063L14035_7PFZ8.jpg.webrend.1280.1280.jpeg

Old Masters in Milan https://nordonart.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/05-30-2012-old-master-paintings-milan_page_20-copy.jpg

Jureau judgement of paris http://images.artnet.com/images_us/magazine/news/jeromack/old-masters-2011-6-15-11-6.jpg

Reclining nude Ian Armstrong (print) http://artsearch.nga.gov.au/Detail.cfm?IRN=225304

boyd nude with flying figure http://artsearch.nga.gov.au/Detail-LRG.cfm?IRN=75004

picasso weeping woman http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/4256/

Nude with cat(Nu au chat)1949 BALTHUS http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/3763/

John Brack, Nude in a High Back Chair,1974 http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/3227/

godfrey miller Nude and the Moon http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/5936/

Robert Delaunay Nude woman reading 1915 http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/3908/

Thea Proctor, Reclining Nude, 1941, http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/27614/

Tibetan religious painting (tsakli) depicting deity of the Bon religion
(15th century)
http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/77480/

Man Ray, Nude (solarised), photograph, 1927 http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/7862/

Landscapes, abstraction, other

Conrad Martens, Mountain Landscape, 1835, http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/27446/

Claud, Landscape with ruins, 1810 http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/35361/

Fred Williams, Horsemen in the Landscape, 1967 http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/27883/

William Frater, Landscape with Bridge, 1967, http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/5600/

Jan Breughel (manner of) River Landscape with Village http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/88398/

A.M. Plante, Fairy Hills, http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/2805/

Claud Monet, Vetheuil, http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/4191/

Pierre August Renoir, The Guitar Player, 1898, http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/4296/

Buvelot, On the Woods Point Road, http://www.geelonggallery.org.au/collections

Russell Drysdale, Hill End, http://www.geelonggallery.org.au/collections

Eugene von Guerrard, View of Geelong, http://www.geelonggallery.org.au/collections

Juan Davila, A Bush Burial, 2000 http://collections.geelonggallery.org.au/emuwebgag/objects/common/webmedia.php?irn=1421

Robert Hollingworth, A Bush Burial for Joe, 1983 http://collections.geelonggallery.org.au/emuwebgag/objects/common/webmedia.php?irn=1847

Frederick McCubbin, A Bush Burial, 1898, http://collections.geelonggallery.org.au/emuwebgag/objects/common/webmedia.php?irn=1

Arthur Streeton, Ocean Blue (Lorne), http://collections.geelonggallery.org.au/emuwebgag/objects/common/webmedia.php?irn=6887

Lesley Dumbrell, Azzurum¸ http://collections.geelonggallery.org.au/emuwebgag/objects/common/webmedia.php?irn=4543

Frank Stella, Harran II, 1967 https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6f/Frank_Stella’s_’Harran_II’,_1967.jpg

Roy Lichtenstein, Oh, All Right, https://brendandonnet.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/roy-lichtenstein-ohhhe280a6-alrighte280a6-1964.jpg

Jackson Pollock, Blue Poles, 1952 http://artsearch.nga.gov.au/zoom/ZOOM.cfm?zImagePath=36334&View=LRG&IRN=36334

Salvador Dali, Elephants reflecting swans, http://webneel.com/daily/sites/default/files/images/daily/09-2013/2-reflection-elephants-illusion-paintings-by-salvador-dali.jpg

Salvador Dali. The Face of War, http://webneel.com/daily/sites/default/files/images/daily/09-2013/2-reflection-elephants-illusion-paintings-by-salvador-dali.jpg

James Gleeson, The Judgement of Paris, http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/26346/

James Gleeson, The Siamese Moon, http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/76052/

Frank Hinder, Cyclists, Canberra, 1945, http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/27292/

Frank Hinder, Banksia, 1948, http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/107826/

Margaret Preston, Shoalhaven Gorge, 1941, http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/107826/

Margaret Preston, Fuschia, 1928, http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/29899/

Ethel Spowers, The Works, Yallourn http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/75937/

Ethel Spowers, Wet Afternoon, 1930 http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/75937/

Jan Pientowski, The First Christmas, http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2008/12/19/1229701144584/Gallery-Pienkowski-A-Firs-005.jpg

Alison Lester, Sea Horses, https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/a1/82/6e/a1826e14fc0143ed553f33c08114b7bc.jpg

Alison Lester, Sparkling Adventures (from Magic Beach) http://www.sparklingadventures.com/images/1647.jpg

Gustave Courbet, The Wave, 1872 http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/3880/

Jackson Pollock, Blue Poles, 1952, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Number_11,_1952_%28painting%29#/media/File:Blue_Poles_%28Jackson_Pollock_painting%29.jpg

Grace Cossington Smith, The Bridge in Curve, https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c2/The_bridge_in_curve_1926.jpg

Roy De Maistre, An image of rhythm in yellow green minor, http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/media/collection_images/Alpha/OA17.1960%23%23S.jpg

Roy De Maistre, Arrested Movement from a Trio, http://www.colourmusic.info/plate2.jpg

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