Monthly Archives: February 2012

Self Portrait

Looking at the photograph of myself side-by-side with my hand-drawn self portrait, it is pretty easy to see some major differences.  The most obvious example is that the photograph is an example of realism whereas the drawing is much more … Continue reading

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Spectatorship & Power Relations in Advertising

In this advertisement for Hallmark recordable storybooks, we see a boy with a book looking up at what we would assume to be a parent or close relative.  It appears that the subject has no idea that he is the … Continue reading

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Appropriation in Popular Culture

Honda CRV 2012 Super Bowl Advertisement: A very recent example of appropriation in popular culture would be the Honda CRV commercial that was aired during the Super Bowl.  The commercial had present day Matthew Broderick play the role of himself … Continue reading

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Image Icon Advertising

In this advertisement for the Dodge Challenger, George Washington is the image icon meant to stir up the viewer’s emotions.  Outside of simply being the first president, George Washington is often referred to as the father of our country.  He … Continue reading

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