Making an Empire

  In  “Chapter 8: Making empire?” (Making Peoples: A history of the New Zealanders, from Polynesian settlement to the end of the nineteenth century. Hawai’i Press, 2001. 179-203. Print.) it talks about how New Zealand became part of the British Empire and all of the acts that took place for this to happen. The British had […]

New Zealand Art History

The image that I have chosen to look is a fishing hook that was found in the Auckland Islands. It is believed to be from a Maori settlement in the thirteenth century. The fish hook is made from elephant seal ivory and has a beautiful shape. The shape of this fishing hook helps to date […]

World Views

My word view is that even though there will always be a hierarchy in society, it shouldn’t mean that people at the bottom of the scale should be treated any worse than those at the top. I think this might have come from my interest in the holocaust of the Jews in second World War, […]

Building Knowledge Video

The topic of the video that I watched was that we are more than just statistics we are people, but those statistics can be used to create works of art. https://www.ted.com/talks/r_luke_dubois_insightful_human_portraits_made_from_data?utm_campaign=ios-share&utm_medium=social&source=email&utm_source=emai This video made me question how we define what art is. When the word art is said we automatically think of a painting, sculptures or […]

Visual Analysis

The portrait of Marie Antoinette shows us her beauty and elegance along with her wealth, but you could also see it as she is representing herself with a rose. Her elegance is shown in the way that she holds her hands and her posture, it is graceful and soft. You can clearly see her wealth […]

Analysis of images

In the reading that I did about finding images by Gillian Rose i learn that there are more ways of finding an image than just using an image bank like Google Images. In the text (“Visual Methodologies: A Review.” Visual Methodologies: An Introduction to Researching with Visual Materials. 3rd ed. London: SAGE, 2012. 346-347.Print.), Rose says that you need […]