Visual Images. “The word image comes from the Latin word imago , which means imitation, copy or likeness. Today, visual images have become powerful influences on how people perceive experience” (2006, Dornan & Finnegan, p. 88). Looking Underneath the Surface.
“The word image comes from the Latin word imago, which means imitation, copy or likeness. Today, visual images have become powerful influences on how people perceive experience” (2006, Dornan & Finnegan, p. 88).
I see a sun setting or a sun rising. The sunlight is obvious because it
reflects onto the ocean water. This image is a tangy orange, and it
somehow gives off a warm feeling. I can imagine the smell and I can
almost hear the ocean waves, It brings peace to me and a sense of
tranquility with the touch of the warmth the sun gives. I understand
that the image is of how real life event occurs and shows that a
day has to begin and it has to end. My favorite part of this image by far
is the real feel it has to it.
The image shows a volcanic eruption that caused a massive destruction to its
surroundings. All the rocks and soil are shattered and the smoke can be clearly
seen. The eruption has highlighted the colors of the sky. We can see a greenish
sky with blue spectrums around it. The elements of the fire and the eruption
show power and strength. But also the colors of the sky define serenity and
peace. This image therefore shows that wherever there are bad situations and
rough moments, a good one will eventually come.
The painting shows a field. The sun is setting, and it looks like it
causes the field to have different colors: green, orange, red and
yellow and also a little bit of brown. The painting gives a feeling
of relaxation. When looking at the painting, it makes a person
feel sleepy. All the colors work together, and it communicates
a reminder that even if you are having a bad day, little things
like this painting can make your day a lot better.
It was Post World War II and a cold winter day when the war ended, and it was
one of those December blizzards. It was December 4th, 1946 and most families
were already reunited after the war. German had surrendered and they were
forced to split the country to avoid them getting powerful again. East Berlin, a
place with a big struggle but people with a bigger heart. East Berlin is at the
peak of its depression and everyone just wants to leave, but you have one
strong little solider playing in the snow. This girl is six, hoping that one day her
nation will get to become one once again.
I see an image of a woman about to bite into a seven inch long burger from
Burger King. In big bold letters it states: “It’ll blow your mind.” The image
made me feel as if the burger is too much for me to handle. What made me
feel this way is the fact that the burger is so long and the words stated
underneath. Also, the woman’s eyes are extra open as if she is wowed or in
shock. That also contributes to the feeling. I associate with this image because
I eat at Burger King and this advertisement is supposed to drive me to go buy
the new seven incher. This image communicates that I should definitely try the
new burger. It will blow my mind, according to the commercial and the lady’s
I see a billboard advertisement for a certain beer that might be for an Hispanic
country since they use the word “latina” in the statement. The billboard
made me feel confident as a woman due to the fact that latinas are known as
hot women. As a man, the advertisement had an impact of desire and need for
the beer. The images that work together to create the feeling was the image of
the cold beer and the choice of words, “Finally, a cold latina.” I infer from the
image that the beer seems refreshing. I believe the image communicates that
it’s a beer a group of guys can enjoy when hanging out or to have whenever.
Sun: Photos of Soul Inspiring
Aurora Borealis: ZME Science
Autumn Harvest: : http://www.art.com/gallery/id--a40823/patty-baker-posters.htm?rfid=220421
Boston Common at Twilight: (http://www.art.com/products/p10292010-sa-i1148960/childe-hassam-boston-common-at-twilight-1885-86.htm?rfid=220421)
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