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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Elements of Visual Representation

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and NPTEL via Swayam

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Visual Art is compulsorily a successful visual arrangement. Visual Representation is a mode of non-linguistic and nonverbal communication. It involves a wide range of symbolic icons that cannot be comprehended solely through intuition. The course introduces numerous theoretical constructs that enable its audiences to primarily understand the nature of visual medium and eventually develop a visual vocabulary to decode visual messages with a semiotic approach. The knowledge is instrumental in visual analysis, critical art appreciation, theoretical and practical art and design endeavors.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : Any interested learners



Week 1: Introduction to Art and visual languageWeek 2: Composition and SpaceWeek 3: Perception of motionWeek 4: Scale and ProportionWeek 5: Line as a visual elementWeek 6: Visual harmony and balance as a ruleWeek 7: Color combination, value and textureWeek 8: Visual analysis and conclusion

Taught by

Shatarupa Thakurta Roy



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