In a previous post I stated that I was having trouble keeping up with posting on this site because of my new assignments. Unfortunately I have seemed to misplace half of my Unit 34 Image Manipulation. So I shall start posting work from Unit 5 Contextual Influences in Art and Design.
Semiotics: the study of signs and symbols and their interpretation.
Semiotics can be divided into three sections:
Semantics: “the relation between signs and the things to which they refer their meaning”
Syntactics: the relations among signs in formal structures
Pragmatics: “the relation between signs and sign-using agents”
Signs – any object, action, event, pattern etc that conveys a meaning. Source
- We read signs to create our own meaning from what we see.
- Signs are made up from Signifiers and Signified.
|A Sign’s physical form (such as sound printed words or image) as distinct from its meaning.||The meaning or idea expressed by a sign, as distinct form in which it is expressed.|
Applying Signifiers and Signifieds to images:
· Girls Expression on Face
· Girls body position
· White Clothes on Girl
· London Underground
· London Tube Train
|· The London underground is not providing a good enough service disappointing commuters
· The quality of the tube carriages or the tube stations are not being maintained good enough
Three types of Signs:
- Indexical: Signs that indicate the presence of a camera (and a photographer)
- Iconic: Signs that resemble an object or thing
- Symbolic: Signs that can depict; wealth, poverty, peace or justice