Effects Of Still Pictures

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Chapter 1 We, the people, dwell in an age where we are surrounded my pictures. The innovative technological advancement that the world has seen in the last few decades has encouraged the use of visual mediums more than ever before. Be it online networking or correspondence or stimulation, pictures are being created and utilized all around. Thus, a picture becomes an instrument that is being widely employed to achieve fruitful visualization of a historic measure. What is a picture? A picture is a visual re-presentation of any object, thought or emotion that one may wish to convey, bounded in a single frame .That is, when we try to visually portray or document the impression that we carry of the world around us, or when we try to express ourselves…show more content…
Thus, we witness a child that understands objects of the outside world by recognizing their pictures way before he learns to speak their names. In fact, our capacity to see is what enables us to understand the way the world works and in turn establish ourselves as being in this world. A picture enables us to form a unique relationship with objects and to understand them in our own way. Hence, pictures are believed to have some fascinating powers that can unleash a massive variety of thoughts and emotions in people. A still picture is almost like a tool filled with power to bring about change in the world. It is a medium to both, show the truth and to critique the ways of the world. It is a creative way in which humans can reach beyond the boundaries of language and communicate ideas. It is very essential to realize that each still picture is an embodied vision, that is, is has been created from a certain point of view and has taken form of certain set of thoughts. Thus, looking at a picture becomes the experience of meeting another person, notably the one who created it. Through a picture, we have the potential to understand what the creator thinks about their self, how they have lived their life and how they perceive everything around them. But, interestingly we can only understand them though our own unique lens which has been formed based on our understanding…show more content…
For centuries painters have drawn non tangible things to express themselves and their beliefs, giving dimension to creativity. . Through the medium of still pictures people have created whatever they desired either by creating pictured of made up scenarios or by creating based on mythology and legends. People have gone on to have created god, demons, creatures of the fantastical and ideas of heaven and hell. Creation of such images from the mythology and holy sermons had been a tradition all over the world, but it turned into an art movement during the Renaissance period when many skilled artists were invited to paint such pictures on paper and walls of churches by the Roman Catholic Church and established rulers of
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