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ERIC Number: EJ660760
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
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Painting as Rhetorical Performance: Joseph Wright's "An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump."
Helmers, Marguerite
JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory, v21 n1 p71-95 Win 2001
Explores three broad areas of inquiry: what significance visual images have for rhetorical analysis; how a study of nonverbal material might be conducted; and whether visual explanations depend on the image or the viewer. Argues that viewers understand Joseph Wright's painting "The Air Pump" in terms of its subject, its exhibition space, the actions of other viewers, and the relationship of the painting to commodification. (PM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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