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.