Kimberley Maunder – Compositional Interpretation – Still Images

The short sequence chosen for the Moving Sequence analysis is 3 snippets from a new Calvin Klein advertisement featuring famous musician Frank Ocean. This is part of a series of star-featured Calvin Klein advertisements which can be viewed on youtube and have started airing on TV and in movie cinemas. Creator: Calvin Klein Year: 2016…

Erin Craig – Compositional Interpretation (Still Images)

This photograph, titled Ballerina cover 432 Park Avenue was taken by Matthew Bannister, CEO and Founder of DBOX in 2013. It was part of a book that was meant to announce Park Avenue’s record breaking, ultra-luxury building to potential buyers. The photograph features a female ballet dancer posed in the window frame of a tall skyscraper….

Sebastien Connole – Compositional Interpretation – Moving Image Sequence

Kill Bill Volume 1, Quentin Tarantino. Context This sequence is taken from Tarantino’s 2003 Kill Bill Volume 1. The scene contains Elle Driver (Daryl Hannah) disguised as a murderous nurse whistling down a hall as she prepares to poison Uma Thurman’s character.     Tarantino’s Kill Bill Volume 1 is perfect to analyse in terms…

Sebastien Connole – Compositional Interpretation – Still Images

I – La Liberté guidant le peuple, Eugène Delacroix. Context Artwork painted by French artist Eugène Delacroix in 1830, this image portrayals the battle for liberty fought by the French people in the early 19th century . It is now exposed at the Lourdes-Lens art museum, France.     This first image, titled Liberty Leading…

Group definition of Compositional Interpretation

Compositional interpretation is a way of seeing an image for exactly what it is without a symbolic interpretation. This is done by analysing the visual aspects of the composition rather than trying to discover the underlying meaning.