Comm 1101 – 17 Sep lecture
How does something (an image) represent a meaning that is universally interpreted
the same way by all?
It may have to do with the time & place the image may have been displayed.
It’s funny how we like to say reality is “shown” to us by the media – but we have to
think about how the media may not “show” or “mirror” or “reflect” reality to us…
they “create” reality.
After hearing it so many times, the brain finally forms a relationship between the
name or word of the thing in the image and the image itself – how a baby or small
child knows that a picture of a chair (or even a drawing of a chair) is in fact, a chair.
Every aspect of the painting – no matter how realistically displayed – represents not
just a reflection of reality, but also a representation of its history, context etc.
Conventions in an image – the style in which a particular feature of the image is
displayed (has be