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Flashcards in Images Deck (36):
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'image'

can denote both a physical object (painting/sculpture), and a mental/imaginary entity (memories, dreams, perceptions)

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Gombrich

eyewitness principle, images are trustworthy, focus on 'reality' in the image

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Foucault

images are suspect; construct and conceal. Realism is a 'trick',
Focus on reality outside the image. Blind spots...
Representation and conventions are more interesting than 'accuracy' of depiction

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Mitchell

Pictures want to be kissed (loved and incorporated).
David Cronenberg Videodrome (1983)

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Freedberg

Emotional response, 'period eye'.

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Clunas

kan, guan, du

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Burke quote

'images are mute witnesses'

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Portraits

Conventions and symbolism

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Landscape representations and contemporary imagination

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Associations of landscapes

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Key genres

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Increased availability of images

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Standardisation of images

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Historiography of images

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Propaganda - examples

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Political propaganda in age of democracy

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Political iconoclasm/vandalism

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Social reflexivity

Childhood, women

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Religious experience

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Religious practice

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Religious persuasion

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utility of images for religious historians

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'Others'

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'Others': colonial gaze

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Documentary aims

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Utility: use incidental details

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Utility: contemporary mentality - opinions

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Utility: Contemporary mentality - ideals

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Utility: Contemporary mentality - anxieties

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Utility: Material culture and technology

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Utility: limited other sources

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Use as (contemporary) factual evidence

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Difficulties: images cannot be understood alone

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Difficulties: info from images only part of the story

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Difficulties: taking images at face value

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Problems with other kinds of historical source

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