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Reading and Understanding in Various Media - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Just like you learned to read printed letters and words on a page to get the meaning of something, you can also 'read' other kinds of artistic expression, such as music, paintings, sculpture, and performance art. The video lessons presented here illustrate how to apply similar information-gathering skills to visual media. You'll learn strategies for identifying the message of a particular work and figuring out whether the creator of the work is making a personal or political statement. At the conclusion of this lesson, you should be able to:
- Name examples of visual media through which a message can be delivered
- Describe how experiencing art is different than interpreting art
- Discuss tips for 'reading' performance art
- Suggest ways of writing about non-written methods of communication, like photography or music
|Finding Meaning in Visual Media: Strategies & Examples||Learn how to 'read' the message conveyed by a piece of art, such as a photograph or a painting.|
|Experiencing and Interpreting the Arts: Looking at Process & Product||Describe the difference between understanding and appreciating the effort and skill required to make a piece of art or music and observing the finished piece.|
|Understanding Performance Art: Finding the Thesis, Narrative & Meaning||Learn how to identify the main ideas and shades of meaning in a performed work.|
|How to Write in Response to Other Art Forms||Explain how to develop a thoughtful and reasoned written review or critique of a piece of visual media.|
1. Finding Meaning in Visual Media: Strategies & Examples
You know how to read a book. But do you know how to 'read' a painting? In this lesson, you'll get some strategies for interpreting visual media like painting, sculpture, and photography.
2. Experiencing and Interpreting the Arts: Looking at Process & Product
In this lesson, we'll consider how your knowledge of art can help you better understand and enjoy it. We'll look at the way that an interpretation of art depends on knowing its context and the process behind it.
3. Understanding Performance Art: Finding the Thesis, Narrative & Meaning
Learn how to 'read' a performance the same way you would read a book or story. In this lesson, we'll discuss strategies for identifying thesis, narrative, and meaning in the performing arts.
4. How to Write in Response to Other Art Forms
In this lesson, we'll look at the similarities and differences between writing about literature and writing about other art forms. We'll consider some of the qualities of good responses and some approaches to take when writing a response.
5. Motif in Literature: Definition & Examples
Why does the author keep bringing up the color red, and why is it always raining? In this lesson, we will learn about the literary device of the motif, which is a recurring symbol that conveys a symbolic meaning.
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