Presentation on theme: "Ways of Seeing Narrative medicine. Today’s session Focus on observation & description How do we describe images? How do images tell stories? Task:"— Presentation transcript:
Today’s session Focus on observation & description How do we describe images? How do images tell stories? Task: 1. Write a description of an image (10 mins) 2. Think about how images are constructed. (25 mins) 3. Rewrite the description of the image (15 mins)
Systematic observation 1. frame (the location of the image) 2. form (the genre and its meanings; the metaphors and allusions used) 3. content (what is in the image, and their associations for the viewer) 4. composition (the relationship between the objects/people in the image) 5. desire (the viewer’s response) 4
Frame: The location of the image Where does this take place? Time? Location?
Form: genre What is the difference between a photograph and a painting? Does the painting attempt to give a faithful image of an event (realist)? show how the viewer perceives the scene (impressionist)? portray an essential or hidden reality (abstract)? manipulate your emotions (expressionist)?