Lesson 3: Communicating Ideas through Symbols

Symbols are not always interpreted clearly for a number of reasons. This lesson examines ways that symbols are communicated and how they can be pitched for better understanding.

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View the artwork in the gallery below.  While all these artworks come from the United States, they represent different regions and cultural ideas.  Select one image and without doing research on the artist write a short essay on what you think the artist is trying to say through the use of symbols. Then research your artist and write another short essay on what you now think the artist was trying to communicate. Post your essays using the title of the image you selected.


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