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Visual Analysis writing assignment
Journalism & Communication
Pages 8 (2008 words)
Name Institution Course Date of submission Visual Analysis: Daughter of the Dancers Visual images speak volumes of messages that they pass to the audience. In most cases, artists use visual images to pass a particular message to the public or the society. As such, it is necessary to analyze visual images in order to understand all the concepts and dynamics of the image pertaining to the message that it passes across and the artistic elements, as well as cultural, social, and historical elements in the image.
Inventory Image of a young girl from the back wearing white cotton skirt, and looking into a circular hole or what appears as a circular window in a dramatically patterned wall. A wide-brimmed hat obscures her head and echoes the shape of the entryway. She is bare feet and stands tentatively on her toes with the right foot overlapping the left one as though she wants to create stairs with her feet. She seems to be investigating something mysterious from inside the tunnel in which her right hand has disappeared into the unseen contents of the void. Intense sunlight is revealed with the distinct shadow cast by the girl’s body on the wall. The girl appears to be searching for an unknown thing, which leaves us investigating the contrast between the fearful unknown and her innocence. Composition One of the evident principle of design in this composition is emphasis whereby the artist pulls our eyes to the void through which the subject seems to be searching for something. ...
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