9VA telling stories

The visual representations of narratives (stories - whether factual or fictitious - or a mix of both) Has a long tradition in the visual arts. The complexities of written or spoken values, beliefs and attitudes (as contained in stories) are often represented and articulated more appropriately through visual symbols. Research the narratives, values, attitudes and beliefs represented in these artworks. How are these ideas represented visually and symbolically?

What 'stories' or points of view about Australian culture/ society has this image come to represent? Compare this to Anne Zahalka's Sunbather#2 (1989)
What historical story does the artist record in this painting? Use http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/ to locate information regarding the symbolism, representation and historical contecxt of Holbein's painting.
A symbolic representation of the birth of the anient Roman goddess Venus. This is painted in the C15th by an Italian. RESEARCH: What is Botticelli's motivation in selecting this subject matter? Who are the characters on either side of Venus? What do they represent? On what does Venus stand and why?... and ...what sea is that? Check a map of the world. What stories or narratives are told by Botticelli in this painting. Consult http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/ to locate further information about the symbolism, representation and the historical context of this painting.
Ucello's and Meere's representations of their respective worlds are dissimilar in many ways. The artists worked 5 centuries apart... ...but their compositions (the ways objects are arranged within the rectangle of each canvas) share some common strategies. Look for 3 (or more) and explain each compostional similarity. Why would a C20th painter use similar strategies?
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