Presentation on theme: "Visual Structure Title: Picture This: How Pictures Work Illustrator: Molly Bang Publisher: Seastar, 1991 Story: Little Red Riding Hood Scene: Meeting the."— Presentation transcript:
Visual Structure Title: Picture This: How Pictures Work Illustrator: Molly Bang Publisher: Seastar, 1991 Story: Little Red Riding Hood Scene: Meeting the wolf in the woods
Now Red looks she is being pursued through a dark forest by a vicious wolf.
Exercise Think of an emotion you want to express (hope, joy, hate, love, sadness, worry, fear, etc.) Don’t tell anyone what the emotion is Think of a scene to represent this emotion
Pick three additional colors to white to represent this emotion Use scissors to cut simple shapes to portray the scene (circle, square, triangle, rectangle, oval) No pencils, pens or drawings allowed
What emotion have you portrayed? Hold up your picture so your classmates can guess! 你描繪了什麼情緒？ 拿著你的圖片這樣同 學才可以猜！
How a story is structured Narrative Structure –Characterization (Levi-Strauss, Barthes) –Plot (Propp, Barthes) Visual Structure –Color –Shape –Position
Words and pictures –Complementation? –Contradiction?
Close cooperation between words and text Symmetrical interaction – words and texts repeat each other Enhancing: enlarge the semantic range of meaning Complementation: Words and pictures make independent contributions to the same story line (Nikolajeva and Scott, 2000)
When words and text contradict each other Counterpointing – words and pictures contradict one another
Your picturebook Examine the picture book you brought today Who is the main character? What does s/he symbolize? What is the time frame? Where does the story begin and end? What is the story’s structure? Whose point of view is the story being told from?
Examine the colors in the book. How do they make you feel? What emotions do they represent? What shapes are used? What feeling does that give you? How is the space used? Who is standing in the front of the scene? Who is in the back? Why were those choices made?
Now contrast the narrative and the visual images. How detailed are the visual images? More or less detailed than the choice of words? Are the pictures and words complementary or contradictory? What effect does that have on you as the reader?
The Study of Narrative Structure Narratology: The study of story structure Fundamental idea: stories provide the initial and continuing means for shaping our experience