CONTEXTS OF VISUAL RESEARCH: SOCIAL REALITY AS CONTEXT OF CONTEMPORARY MIDDLE EASTERN ART

Mohammed Baker, Mohammed Al-Abbas
International Journal of Technical Research and Applications   unpublished
Images are resourceful materials for different kinds of social studies, as they become significant samples for the visual research in the fields of fine arts, visual communication, visual culture, and social research. In order to investigate those images, this study constructed a context of social reality issues, where those issues turned to codes/categories in the study process, to facilitate the analysis of the images. The issues of politics and cultures are frequently represented and
more » ... esented and analyzed in the images, to provide different meanings of cultural identities, gender, conflicts, and Diaspora, where studies can locate ethnic diversities in images, or ethnic conflicts, also it can reflect gender roles in certain community, or it can reflect the different cultures of Diasporas. In this kind of research, the personal experience of the researcher as well as the personal experience of the creative people under investigation is significant.
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