Glossary

From the study material: You will be introduced to a variety of short texts, some that you will be guided through in depth, others that will be offered more like a taster for ideas that whet your appetite. It is possible that an essay from a particular author or anthology resonates with your work and […]

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Daily drawings during November 2020

11 November 2020 I will start a daily drawing practice as of today. Early morning I made a quick drawing whilst looking at the glowing morning sun. I want to make daily drawings. I can explore vulnerable and fragmented ideas. Words and reading excite me, it also put me in a place where I need […]

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REFLECTING ON TUTOR FEEDBACK FOR PART TWO

19 September 2020 I received a formal feedback today and think it is important to comment and reflect on this as soon as possible. Having started on Part Three and listening/watching a video by Bloomberg, ( How Richard Mosse documents life in photography/Brilliant Ideas Ep. 75) my tutors’ feedback suddenly made more sense. I was […]

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Research Points for Part Two

Research point 1: Sue Tompkins How do ‘form’ and ‘content’ in Tompkin’s work affect each other? For example, if the way the artist uses nervous energy, rhythm, repetition and movement to deliver her words were changed, would it have the same meaning? Do you think the attempt to separate the two is helpful in understanding […]

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Assignment 2: Understanding

But what of understanding, of being understood? Understanding what? Does it matter? Why should art be “understood” (and what does “understanding” mean in this context)?’ The quote in our study material is part of  a fax conversation which took place during 22.08.98 – 02.09.98 and was taken from Barlow’s Book, Objects For…and Other Things, (2008, […]

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Extra Research

Modern art by 1960 saw rising ideas by artists that form could be expressive even if it became divorced from appearances, example would be abstract art. Sontag writes when art was dominated by Formalism, but moving towards Postmodernism. I want to consider her discourse as a reaction to American art critic, Clement Greenberg, the Freudian […]

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Part Two: Meaning

TOPIC ONE The artwork and the audience Reading point 1 Sontag, S. (1994) ‘Against Interpretation’ I added my research and reading notes for this exercise in my blog, Reading List , under Part Two. I would however like to put forward the following opinion which I read: “ …..Sontag proposed the transcendental power of art […]

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