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Ways of Seeing - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2 is an eight-page chapter comprised of reproduced images whose originals are photographs, oil paintings, and advertising posters. There are no words used to describe the images, although the advertising posters contain promotional messages. There are a total of twenty-four images in the chapter, but only six are identified in the List of Works Reproduced. Another five are acknowledged for their owners' permission to reproduce. Artists whose works are identified include modern contemporaries Picasso, Modigliani, Gaugin, and Giacometti, and seventeenth century artists Rembrandt and Rubens. Several unidentified photographs and publicity images are included. With the exception of three still-life photo reproductions and one apparent escalator shot in a store or terminal, each image prominently features a woman. Reproductions in this image chapter are arranged to compose a visual statement based on their facing page layout.

Facing pages thirty-six and thirty-seven contain two photo reproductions, each...

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