Metadata for Image Search and Discovery
Metadata helps you search for and find images of cats, for instance, whether or not you have a specific feline in mind.
How to Find and Choose the Best Images for Your Project
To spot high-quality images, you'll need to draw on your basic visual literacy skills.
How to Look at Art and Understand What You See
There are dozens of ways of looking at visual art. None of them are wrong, but certain methods facilitate deeper connection and understanding.
How to Interpret the Meaning of an Image
This week, we practice using our skills of visual analysis and learn how to "read" deliberately constructed images.
What is a Symbol?
A symbol can be any object, character, color, or even shape that represents an abstract concept without explanatory text. But wait, there's more!
Principles of Composition in Art and Design
An artist combines repetition, balance, proportion, movement, and other design elements to form the whole of a visual composition.
Elements of Design: Spotlight on Color
Color, like line, shape, texture, and the other elements of art and design, communicates meaning and creates visually compelling experiences. Here's how.
Exploring Images In (and Out of) Context
When you think you understand an image, ask yourself what contextual information might be missing.
The Visual Medium Has a Message
How does the medium in which an image is rendered, its materiality, shape our perception of the subject matter?
Cultivating the Art of Slow Looking
When we examine the subject, foreground, and background of an image separately, the nuances of the scene emerge.