Monthly Archives: February 2016

Ex.2: Photography in the Museum or in the Gallery?

I was tasked with reading the essay, ‘Photography’s Discursive Spaces: Landscape/View’ by Rosalind Krauss. Now, I need to summarise what I consider to be her main points: Different mediums equate to differing results even without intention. This can be useful for … Continue reading

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Ex. 4 What is a photographer?

I read ‘Photography and Photography and Artistic Photography’ by Marius De Zayas. I’ve summarised what I consider to be his key points: Photography is not art – he believes ‘art’ requires imagination whereas photography does not. Art is no longer … Continue reading

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Ex.1 Preconceptions

I was asked to set aside all thoughts about technique and sketch what I considered a typical ‘landscape’ scene. Ironically, the landscape I have sketched is indeed, ‘landscape’- presumably why the longer and shorter aspect is named as such. This … Continue reading

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Ex.3: Establishing Conventions

I was tasked with finding 12 paintings from the 18th and 19th century that depict landscapes, and then to find the ‘commonalities’ between them.  5  9  10  11  12 It is clear from the above examples that landscape paintings from … Continue reading

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