Contextual Studies

The meaning behind ‘conceptual.’

<p class="has-medium-font-size" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="36" height="80"><strong>Oxford dictionary definition of 'Conceptual' : related to or based on ideas</strong>Oxford dictionary definition of ‘Conceptual’ : related to or based on ideas

Bibliography: 2020. Conceptual Adjective – Definition, Pictures, Pronunciation And Usage Notes | Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary At Oxfordlearnersdictionaries.Com. [online] Available at: <; [Accessed 30 September 2020].

Meaning behind ‘conceptual art’ as direct quotation:

‘Conceptual art is not about ideas and meanings. It cannot be defined in terms of any medium or style, but rather by the way it questions what art is.

Dada and Surrealism

avant-garde: preferring or introducing new and very modern ideas and methods

manifesto: a written statement in which a group of people explain their beliefs and aims, especially one published by a political party to say what they will do if they win an election

Surrealism: a 20th century style and movement in art and literature in which images and events that are not connected are put together in a strange or impossible way, like a dream, to try to express what is happening deep in the mind

subconscious: connected with feelings that influence your behaviour even though you are not aware of them

Bibliography: 2020. Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries | Find Definitions, Translations, And Grammar Explanations At Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries. [online] Available at: <; [Accessed 7 October 2020].

Title: The Pilgrim

Artist: Rene Magritte

Format / medium / material: Oil painging

Date: 1966

What are the most important elements of Surrealism?

I think of it as a change in disassembly and assembly, gender, size, or color. Rene Magritte’s works are crude, but they differentiated them from other artists who gave meaning after simply geometrically drawing pictures by adding instantaneous images and reversals.

I think the illustration’s meaning behind is that interpretation of abstract painting can be changed when viewers shift their perspectives.


Hierarchy: a system, especially in a society or an organization, in which people are organized into different levels of importance from highest to lowest

Popular: liked or enjoyed by a large number of people

Commodity: a product or a raw material that can be bought and sold

Consumer: a person who buys goods or uses services

Mass Production: the process of producing goods in large quantities, using machines

Icon: a small symbol on a computer or smartphone screen that represents a program or a file


Open source – design

Before addressing my personal opinion, It would better check the meaning behind Open source – design.

Open Source Design is the development of technology and ideas without retention of intellectual property. The goal of the movement is to allow for the continued development and full customization of products. Typically this is done for software; however, it is increasingly being done for hardware.

‘The Physical Impossibility of Death in the mind of Someone Living’

It is significant in that the artist tried to make the concept of death into shape and make it permanent. Damian Hearst seems to be a natural artist and marketer when he sees that he has produced controversial works as a part, and constantly exposes his works to the art market to raise value. I think the'anatomy' element is one of the important elements of his works. This is reminiscent of Nordic artists. I think this is why his works are bizarre.

1. To what extent have designers played a role in the climate crisis? Include planned obsolesce, non-biodegradable materials and greenwashing in your answer

The North Face: Behind the Seams – Denali Jacket

With growing concerns about climate change, companies these days employ more natural-minded designers. This will establish itself as a huge trend not only in art history but also in all industry fields. Just as diesel cars become hybrids and hybrids cars become electric cars, people’s desire for eco-friendly purchases increases. I think the most effective way to solve climate change is ‘companies competition’. Companies that don’t think about climate change will be force to produce eco-friendly products by instilling awareness of natural deprivation.


Contextual Studies”의 2개의 생각

  1. You have made an attempt at some of these blog posts Seokwon – but many are incomplete or need more development. You need to increase the level of detail in your work by doing more research and then using the information you have found to help explain your own views. A couple of sentences is too short as a response – try and imagine that you are explaining the subject to someone who knows nothing about it – you need to define the meaning of the keywords or concepts and where you are asked to make a judgement, you need to do enough research to be able to weigh up the positive and negative issues before giving your own view. Also, don’t forget to use referencing to show the research you have done.



    1. Thanks Miss for feedbacking me. I’ll keep that in my mind and fix it. Thanks for the comment.


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