Category: Annotations

Annotation: Hiroshige

I hadn’t come across this artist before, but became really interested in his work the more that I researched it. I chose this particular print because it was on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Given what I have said on previous annotations, where I was unable to see the original work, I thought …

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Annotation – a Dan mask

Doing this annotation was one of the more difficult ones that I have had to approach in this course. I think that this probably stems back to a definition of what is art? This mask was carved for its part in a spiritual function, transforming the wearer. Taken out of context, in a museum case …

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Annotation – Sotatsu Screen

The main thing I learnt from this exercise was how important it is to be able to see the object at first hand if at all possible. I had originally been commenting on the “dull brown” shade of some of this scene, only to find it was actually gold leaf! Obviously the colour reproduction in …

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Annotation – Marcus Aurelius

I find it difficult sometimes to annotate images where I have not been able to see the original. This was the case in this instance as the statue of Marcus Aurelius is in a museum in Rome. It is therefore, something of a challenge to imagine the full colour, scale and detail of the original …

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