Looking at three different cases in Oliver Sacks An Anthropologist on Mars; Seven Paradoxical Tales, “The C... ... middle of paper ... ... These cases present us with an opportunity to question tradition helping to broaden our horizons. Visual literacy becomes defined as not just what we see but what is perceived. James Elkins comes the closest to the best description of visual literacy, “Understanding how people perceive objects. Interpret what they see and what they learn from them.” To be visually literate means having the ability to use the visual world around you to create and interpret from.
Visual and verbal thinkers; a visual thinker is someone who uses pictures to think, and verbal thinkers think in words. If you were to look up the definition of visual thinking, the first thing that would pop up as an answer is; refers to a group of generative skills that, when practiced with rigorous discipline, results in the production of novel and original ideas. By seeking to discover visual forms that fit his/her underlying human experience, the student of visual thinking comes to know the world. Those last two sentences were pretty confusing, so in order to help understand it more I kept looking for something easier; to receive more of a view on visual thinking . It was already clear that a visual thinker thinks in pictures, but needing something more descriptive, I continued to find articles and the quotes within them.
In other words, Didi-Huberman believes one’s mind ‘sees’ well before realizing and processing the object being looked at, let alone before understanding it. Well before the observer can gain any useful insights by scrutinizing and decoding what she sees, she is absorbed by the work of art in an irrational and unpredictable way. What Didi-Huberman is s... ... middle of paper ... ... over time – and the viewer’s personal experience, essentially her history. This gets very near to a common sense perspective – what we look at, and what we think about what we see has much to do with who we are and what we have experienced in life. Thus, art may be described as an interaction between the viewer, influenced by her experiences, with the work of art, inclusive of its history and the stories built up around it over time.
And so we might argue that this is one reason why the empirical or practice in aesthetics is so important because in order to see the true view in aesthetics or the true view with regard to particular works, we must actually see or hear aesthetic objects. We might emphasize Wittgenstein¡¦s advise that we must not theorize as to how a word functions or analogously as to how an art work functions, but to look at its use and learn from that, that we need to look at particular art objects in order to productively theorize about art. (34)
In a real life situation one may subconsciously use perceptual choice when seeing and meeting other people, such as, “through the process of selective attention, the brain picks out the information that is important to us and discards the rest” (Folk & Remington, 1998; Kramer et al., 2000). For a better understanding of how the mind works, an experiment was done to confirm the perceptions that people create. Three subjects were chosen to prove that people are mindlessly creating judgment and generalizat... ... middle of paper ... ...eir sensory impressions to give significance to their environment. References Carpenter, S. a. (2010).
The intent of Ellis’s work is to show the unique cultures that exist in the world and the important moments in history. Ellis’s credibility takes a fall for his lack of competence. Ellis is not a historian; therefore, he lacks expertise on the history and detail behind the important events shown in his quilted images. Viewers may view... ... middle of paper ... ...he diluted pupil in Chief Joseph’s eyes was to show the audience the anger the Native American felt when American invaded their property. Nonverbal communication has an impact on what is communicated to another person.
When you look at design today you know that the designers job is not to just invent something that is completely new to the viewers eye, but to communicate to the viewer. The designer wants to communicate with the viewer something that already exists for a purpose. The designer is trying to communicate a very specific message or visual to the targeted viewer. Distinguishing between art and design should be simple. Key things to keep in mind when thinking about art and design is that art is a form of expression and design is a form of communication.
The ventral system is responsible for object recognition, face recognition, and color. The dorsal system is responsible for navigating through the environment, special organization, and emotional recognition. The ability for humans to see distance and depth is carried via our colorblind part of our visual system. As a result, Livingstone concludes that one cannot see depth and shading unless the luminance is right to convey three-dimensional. The next speaker, Dr. Gottlieb investigated the hearing aspect of our senses.
If one chose to apply Panofsky's method, one would be granted access into the mind of the artist¬¬¬, which would in turn produce the intrinsic meaning of the artist's creation. Step one of Panofsky's method, the natural subject matter, requires only one's innate ability to recognize form. This step does not demand intellectual labor or cultural knowledge from the historian or appreciator of art. The natural subject matter merely requests of the viewer an immediate comprehension of figures. Step two, the conventional subject matter, calls for a deeper understanding of the work of art.
By doing this, one finally bec... ... middle of paper ... ...esign in the art" and here is where one may come to the point of whether design is the same as art. To many, including myself, the answer to this interrogation is: NO. Art as mentioned above seeks to express ideas and communicate through beauty but lacks linear processes and does not seek to solve anything, neither does look for an audience, but only to please the artist and express the desire to convey something. The design, however, seeks to solve problems of a particular kind, persuade and communicate, even a design can come to express ideas but not always the designer’s. The results are due to design and process techniques things lacking in art.