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  1. Daguerreotyped
    • The promise of letting everyone establish advisable self-image.
    • Portrait=emblem of democracy.
  2. Dagurreotye Era
    • ‘Occupational Portrait’- Male subject with objects related to work.
    • 1860- Early 20th century- upward mobility.
    • When production was central to economic and social identity. (Not consumption).
  3. Private Portrait
    image remain within family and friends (convey individuality)
  4. Public portrait
    image that resonated with the popular imagination
  5. Scientific Portrait
    seeking to record 'objectively' a subject who must be made to conform to a social type
  6. Landscape Types
    • View- scene itself (witness)
    • Aesthetic landscape-artistic vision animates the image
    • Topographic photograph- more descriptive and is part of the larger political/scientific discourse
  7. Sublimity
    High spiritual or intellectual worth
  8. Pictorialism
    Picture like a painting. Strongly kindred spirits of painting and photography at the same time (last decades of 19th century) Amateur photographers. Art form into photography
  9. Photo-Secession
    effort to elevate photography to the level of the fine arts by answering its mechanical nature. Not painting but art photography
  10. Modernism
    • Idea things are bigger.
    • Progress is necessary
  11. Photo League
    • emerged in 1936
    • Purpose was to supply moving footage and still photo that promoted the workers' stuggle as part of a larger international movement
  12. still photography
    "photography to see what the world look like photographed"
  13. Memorial Photography
    • "mouring pictures"
    • remembering
  14. Industrial Photography
    • service to the consumer economy
    • advertising
  15. 3 Major social context
    • private
    • public
    • scientific
  16. Zone of Contention
    • Controversies in a field.
    • Decide new knowledge
    • Want to be involved.
    • Why when how
  17. Operational Defintion
    • Beyond assumptions.
    • Need for a clarification in a field
    • Book, learn romance, machine, conversation, preservation
  18. Criticism
    • describes the work of art, interpret it, they evaluate it and theorize about it
    • More than just judging
  19. Exploratory aesthetic criticism
    • critics delay judgment of value.
    • Heavily on description and interpretive thought
  20. Argumentative aesthetic criticism
    • after sufficient interpretive analysis;
    • critics estimate the work's positive aspects or lack of them and give full account of their judgement based on explicity stated criteria and standards
  21. subject matter
    • How they did that
    • what you see
  22. subject
    • what does it mean
    • what it means
  23. form
    • is how the subject matter is presented
    • "shape of content:
  24. Medium
    what an art object is made of
  25. Style
    Resemblance among diverse art objects from an artist, movement, time period or geo location
  26. External
    • what it means
    • gather descriptive info that increases understanding of that photograph
    • outside views
    • Relationships to each other
    • Seek descriptive information
  27. Internal
    what you see in the photograph
  28. Descriptions
    contain crucial info and interesting info that leads them to understand and appreciate images.
  29. Interpret
    to make sense of an image
  30. Denotation
    • Show.
    • out of the image (story, reason)
  31. Connotation
    • Suggest, imply
    • in the image (visual)
  32. Tassest
    • Skills learned to the point you don't have to think of them anymore
    • Can concentrate on something else
    • Under normal conditions, no thought
  33. Comparative interpretation
    Two thing resemblance
  34. Archetypal interpreation
    impersonal, universal and mythical
  35. Feminist Interpretation
    woman's view in society
  36. Psychoanalytic interpretation
    • how they work in our thinking
    • our reactions
    • base on culture and how things work
  37. Formalist interpretation
    • based primarily on consideration of the image's formal properties
    • space, light and events
  38. Semiotic interpretation
    seeks more to understand how an image mean than what it means
  39. Marxist interpretation
    manifestations of larger socital developments and social history
  40. Biographical interpreation
    bio info about photographer and why they make the photos
  41. Intentionalist Interpretation
    want to know what the maker intended in an image or body or work
  42. Stylisitc Trends:
    • ablitiy of the camera to record exact images w/ rich texture and great detail
    • never losing contact with reality
  43. Formalistic
    isolating and organizing form for its own sake w/o the use of cameras and w/o concern for photography
  44. Documentary
    Essentially a desire to record without intrusion to inform honestly, accuratley and above all convincingly
  45. Equivalent
    charged w/ emotional significance and inner meaning
  46. mirrors
    tells about the artist, romantically self expressive
  47. Windows
    More about the world are realistic explorations more concerned w/ descriptions than suggestion
  48. Descriptive Photographs
    offer description, visual info w/ great or lesser detail
  49. Orginal context
    knowledge of what was psychologically present to the photo taker at time of exposure
  50. Realism
    • oldest theories mimesis and mimectiscism
    • Accutrately portray the universe in all it variations
  51. Expressionism
    artist's intense experience is that basis of art making and that viewer should judge art according ot the feelings
  52. Instrumentalism
    • art for lifes sake
    • art based on social moral and economic purposes
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