Image Analysis includes a description of:
  • Formal Elements in an image are essentially any shape, color or positioning that "signifies" (= has meaning...often because of the options NOT taken).
  • Formal Relations have to do with how the various elements relate to each other: are they contrasted, balanced, unified? What kind of POV is offered?
  • Contextual Relations refer to the fact all images occur in particular rhetorical contexts: they're produced according to conventions and consumed by particular people for particular purposes.

Sample Analysis

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