|Circling the Image
When you are thinking
about a book, a photograph, a performance or a sculpture, think about circling the object.
In other words, imagine questions from every angle you can think of, including
from the viewer's standpoint (the setting in which he might view it or the expectations he
brings), the art object's standpoint (how it was produced or how its parts were
constructed to make a whole statement) and from the context's standpoint (what was
going on in the world when the object was produced or seen?).
Below, click on different parts of the picture to circle the image and see sample
questions. You can click on the background for context, the man or woman
for the viewer and the sculptures for the art object itself.