Kim Kardashian “When your like I have nothing to wear LOL” 2016
This image shows celebrity Kim Kardashian taking a ‘selfie’ for Instagram. Kim Kardashian captures her reflection in the mirror using her iPhone camera. She is completely naked in the photograph with edited black squares covering up her private parts. Sturkens “Practices of Looking” text states “To be made to look, to try and get someone else to look at you, or at something you want to be noticed, or to engage in an exchange of looks entails a play of power.” This quote sums up this image and much of many current celebritys lives in current times. By voluntarily posting a picture on social media which practically shows all is a scream for attention, a cry for more likes and to be talked about more. Her caption “When your like I have nothing to wear LOL” is laughable as she probably owns enough clothing to dress a small city. The image also shows the power people have through social media and how images posted can shape the way people are viewed.
I found the 2 Weegee images shown in Sturken Cartwright’s article shocking. the thing that stood out to me most in this piece of writing was how the Sturken’s quote “looking can be easy or difficult, pleasurable or unpleasant, harmless or dangerous” was completely personified in Fig 1.1 Page: 10. The different emotions are so easily identifiable and almost every person in the image is communicating each different word through facial expression. The writers tone seems sincere and all descriptions are in depth, complex and knowledgeable.
Video: Art Historical Analysis
This video showed how to analyse historical painting and artworks and how to figure out what the artist is trying to communicate. By looking at a visual texts formal properties, subject matter and historical context I will be able to analyse the images I have chosen and figure out what artists did historically to shape versions of ways the outside world was portrayed and how through the use of technology this has changed.