Visual Cultures and Education
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Visual Culture Studies critically explore the relationships between visuality and culture in the context of various media such as photographs, posters, films, advertisements, paintings, fashion items, comics, news media, monuments, videos, digital social media, and others. Visual Culture Studies tackle how artifacts that strongly engage the act of seeing function in the society and culture and explore the who, what, why, where, and how of their meaning-making. Visual Culture thus explores the interconnectedness between visual artifacts and the human condition signified by individual and collective sociocultural, economic, and sociodemographic attributes and identities.
The field of Visual Culture Studies has emerged over a few decades at the end of the twentieth century. Its generally accepted founding books, such as The Art of Describing: Dutch Art in the Seventeenth Century (Alpers 1983), located the visual in the historical, sociocultural, and cognitive contexts firmly...
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