Create a structure method for looking at the content of a painting. —Visual Culture p.16

The visual process for most images are basically the same. For portrait: we first look at the main person, how’s he looks like, what’s his posture. Second is what are the objects, how they being placed. Third is to scan the scene to realize the whole picture. For map: we first look at the land, how’s it looks like, what’s its feature. Second is what are the objects being shown and being placed on the map, what are they presenting. Third is to view the overall scene and understand what is the map stand for.