A2, Week 8, Task 1: Tool Kit

  Planning and Preparation: Develop a clear understanding of the essay question by pulling out keywords, breaking it down, rewriting it in your own words and looking at the both explicit and implicit requirements. Use Mind Maps to get all of your ideas out of your head onto paper – enabling you to organise, categorise…

A2 MindMap from Week 4, Task 3D

Link to MindMap This MindMap was from Week 4, Task 3D. It is a collection of my ideas, resources and information I have come across during my research and brainstorming for the written essay and blog posts.   Works Cited: Butler, Judith. “Your Behavior Creates Your Gender.” Big Think. The Big Think, 19 Feb. 2011….

A2, Week 7, Task 2: Seeing the World

The myth of photographic truth, ideology and worldview are all related and affect each other. Worldviews are the unique ways people perceive the world, shaped by the environment they grew up in. We develop a set of values, beliefs and individual truths based on our social and physical environment, “Truth as always culturally inflected, never pure…

A2, Week 6, Task 5: Reflection on Learning

I have enjoyed this assessment because we have a lot of freedom to explore what interests us. I’ve found my topic around identity and self representation fascinating – especially seeing the similarities in historical art and the modern selfie which show how humanity has developed so much, yet has stayed the same. It has challenged me to…

A2, Week 6, Task 3: Analysis Ideology

Ideology Glossary Definition Having an understanding of ideologies in regards to Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun’s ‘Self Portrait with Daughter Julie’ (1786) is imperative towards understanding the meaning behind her work. Vigée-Lebrun was a French bourgeois woman who painted from the late 18th century, and into the early 19th century. The bourgeois ideology around women’s roles hugely affected Vigée-Lebrun’s work. There…

A2, Week 5, Task 4: Visual Analysis

Cindy Sherman’s ‘Untitled Film Still’ (1978) is a self-portrait, which mimics the way female characters are portrayed in cinema. The photograph is black and white, showing a woman (Sherman), hemmed in by tall buildings, looking at something we can not see with her brows slightly furrowed and mouth parted – possibly with fear or disgust. The fact that…