What is Representation in Art?

‘Representation is the use of signs that stand in for or takes the place of something else.’ Most of the time Representation has been associated with aesthetics and semiotics.

Representation shows a range of meanings, ‘representation’ is commonly defined in three ways.

  • To look like or resemble
  • To stand in for something or someone
  • To present a second time; to re-present

Representation is simply a way to show others how you see the object/person in photography.



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