Week 3, Task 3: Critical response essay draft 3

The process of looking clearly and thinking critically is vital to our understanding of the author, subject, audience and means of communication. When visual texts are put into context we are then able to think critically about these ideas and analyze them to the best of our abilities. The way that we critically examine these… Continue reading Week 3, Task 3: Critical response essay draft 3

Week 3, Task 3: Critical response essay draft 2

“We assemble a world from pieces, assuming that what we see is both coherent and equivalent to reality. Until we discover it is not.” (Mirzoeff, Nicholas 10)   People have different viewpoints and perspectives on life which are modified by variables such gender, age, religion etc. This can alter the way that we analyze, view and… Continue reading Week 3, Task 3: Critical response essay draft 2

Week 3, Task 3: Critical response essay draft 1

Explain why the processes of looking closely and thinking critically about visual texts are important to art and design pratices. this involves us considering what makes a visual text in its particular context. Explore meanings beyond the surface content and messgae. Include relationships between maker/producer- artist/intention, visual text, the subject of the visual text (matter-outcome)… Continue reading Week 3, Task 3: Critical response essay draft 1

Week 3, Task 2: Writing response

Wallace, Andrew, Tony Schirato, and Phillippa Bright. “Critical Thinking.” Beginning University: Thinking, Researching and Writing for success. St Leonards, N. S. W.: Allen & Unwin, 1999. 45-50. Print. After reading this text I now understand critical thinking means to assess issues objectively and work out better explanations or finding new solutions, even though this may force you to… Continue reading Week 3, Task 2: Writing response

Week 3, Task 1: Understanding key terms

Whilst reading Context (Ruszkiewixz 32-34) I discovered that context is very important to looking and thinking critically about a visual text. We are able to get a further, deeper understanding about what the is beyond the surface of the text. This is based on the author and their intentions, the outcome that the subject matter portrays, environment… Continue reading Week 3, Task 1: Understanding key terms