A More Analytical Look Into Liang Yue

I have created a Prezi based on Liang Yue, which analyzes five different pieces. Five different people have given their opinions, and this will make a fruitful look into different perspectives. Hope you enjoy !

Done By: Brian Surin, Timothy Liang, Ong Zen Yu, Koh Vy Tran and Rania Aaliyah Petri



Its Just A Flashlight, Yet Its Not Just A Flashlight…

© Liang Yue

© Liang Yue

© Liang Yue

(Morse Code 4, 5, 6 of the collection “Several Dusks” by Liang Yue)

As discussed before, photography is a form of expression, whether it comes from the feelings inside of the photographer or the historical touch that is conveyed. These photos were taken by Chinese photographer Liang Yue, who is from Shanghai, who is well known for capturing  silent and low impact photos, which creates an all new version of tension that communicates a sense of isolation to the audience. From what I have noticed, Liang likes to use light, with a soft and gentle fade to it, creating a gentle atmosphere which causes the tension and silence.

All of these features are what make me appeal to this collection. It feels like there is a silent secret that no one would know about. Others also highlighted that it could be a call for help. Looking at the real intention of communicating the role of a passerby and his or her specific situation, I can say that I’ve guessed it right.

Another thing I liked is that she uses peaceful settings that still can give out tension. For example, looking at Morse Code, the picture in where the setting is a farm gives me a soft sense of gentleness, but also gave me a feeling of suspense after wondering what the torchlight was about.

Overall, Liang Yue’s photos vary in many ways, even though it’s about three photos from the same collection. The city picture uses a lot of line and symmetry, while the farm picture had a lot of space and texture within it. These are the wonders of photography.

Photography And Expression (The Butterfly Effect)

Hello there ! This blog will be my e-journal on my IB MYP unit on “The Butterfly Effect” for Visual Arts. The following are the key elements that will be explored throughout this blog, and everything will go back to these concepts listed over here.

Global Context: Fairness and Development (Difference and inclusion)

Key Concept: Development

Related Concepts: Interpretation, Play

Statement of Inquiry: Different interpretations can be developed through play.

If you make a web search on the butterfly effect, you will learn that it is about a small change that can make large differences and impacts to our lives and the rest of humanity. For examples, scientists predict that the temperature will rise by five degrees Celcius by the next century, and that this would wipe out all species, including humans itself. (sorry if I went to off topic) Now, heading back to art, small differences in artworks make so much of a change in the message that is communicated or interpreted by the audience. For example, think of a photograph of a scenery of a bright sunny day which is supposed to give off an optimistic impact. However, just by turning the colour of the sun from yellow and orange into black and white can mean a whole new thing, including grief, sadness or maybe a dark secret shrouded behind a happy surrounding, to communicate mystery, since only the sun is being changed here. What do you think ? Big right ?

Therefore, when photographers take their subjects, they need to be specific when it comes to many aspects including:

– space

– balance and colour

– framing

– perspective from which the photo is taken

In this unit (and blog), we will be analyzing various photographs of renowned photographers in different continents, and how changes (difference and inclusion of things) changes the way we communicate things, making the art the unique thing it is.

Hope you enjoy this creative adventure !