Classic video series on visual literacy

I highly recommend this series! Recorded in 1972, it is an insightful presentation on how a specific type of European oil painting connects to advertising and visual language. He says there is no dialog yet in the quote above. However, in 2016 we are reaching a point where social media images are starting to bridge that gap. It makes me curious to learn more about his later works.

The four half hour episodes cover:

  1. How transmittable images change the tradition of painting and convey other meaning.
  2. The femanine gaze in paintings and ads – cultural impact of the objectified nude and her passive posture.  
  3. Paintings as deceleration of ownership and wealth status. 
  4. Advertising images of glamor that clash with real life placement.

http://youtu.be/0pDE4VX_9Kk