Vocabulary

Jump to Last Post 1-9 of 9 discussions (36 posts)
  1. Eric Caunca profile image94
    Eric Cauncaposted 13 months ago

    Hi, hubbers.

    I have a question about terminology.
    What do you call when you look at a photo that looks ordinary but when you stare at it, you see another image. For instance, when you look at a painting you see no horse on it, but when you stare you see an image of a horse? Is it called depiction, discernment, perception, recognition, or what? Thank you.

    1. Misbah786 profile image86
      Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Eric, it’s Optical illusion like this one

      https://hubstatic.com/15479409.jpg

      Blessings

      1. Eric Caunca profile image94
        Eric Cauncaposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you, Misbah but I am not asking for optical illusion. For sentence example,

        https://hubstatic.com/15479417.jpg

        In this abstract painting, Eric (depicts? discerns?) an image of a white elephant.

        1. Misbah786 profile image86
          Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

          I can see an animal in it, but can't resemble it to  an elephant .. lol

          https://hubstatic.com/15479427.jpg

          Abstract are like this one

          1. Eric Caunca profile image94
            Eric Cauncaposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            I know it. big_smile big_smile, but I no longer search for a more beautiful abstract art. big_smile big_smile

        2. bravewarrior profile image91
          bravewarriorposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          Eric, if you are the artist, you "depict" the image (active verb). As the viewer, you "discern" it (passive verb).

          Does this answer your question?

          1. Eric Caunca profile image94
            Eric Cauncaposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            Yes, that's what I am asking. Thank you, Shaunna. smile

            1. theraggededge profile image97
              theraggededgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

              There's a really useful online thesaurus to help you find the right word. I use it all the time.

              https://onelook.com/

              So put in the nearest word you can think of - maybe 'see'? Then you can play around with it until you get to the one which fits best. You can lightly click on words for the definition or hard click to open up their synonyms.

              But, yes, I'd go with 'discern'. Or, depending on context, 'perceive'.

              1. Eric Caunca profile image94
                Eric Cauncaposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                There are buttons for it. Thank you, Bev. smile

                https://hubstatic.com/15479525.jpg

            2. bravewarrior profile image91
              bravewarriorposted 13 months agoin reply to this

              Glad I could be of help, Eric. Discern means to perceive or recognize. Again, it's a passive verb.

              1. Eric Caunca profile image94
                Eric Cauncaposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                Thank you, Shauna

  2. Eric Caunca profile image94
    Eric Cauncaposted 13 months ago

    So the term for it is just "see"? big_smile big_smile

    1. Misbah786 profile image86
      Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Let me check it for you big_smile

    2. Misbah786 profile image86
      Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Will this work it is illustration


      https://hubstatic.com/15479443_f1024.jpg

  3. eugbug profile image97
    eugbugposted 13 months ago

    I think there's a specific term for this, let me investigate.


    Edit: Ambiguous, bi-stable images?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubin_vase

  4. eugbug profile image97
    eugbugposted 13 months ago

    On the subject of optical illusions, this is the shadow checker illusion. Squares A and B are the same shade of grey. If you don't believe me, save the image, cut out the squares and place side by side.
    https://hubstatic.com/15479521.jpg

    1. bravewarrior profile image91
      bravewarriorposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Eugene, he's not talking about optical illusions. He's talking about seeing images within images.

      My brother is an artist (who's also color blind) and he does this quite often. It has nothing to do with optical illusion. It has to do with the viewer REALLY looking at the artwork. My brother will often create images within water, or folds in clothing, or whatever strikes him. Those not-so-obvious images help tell the story of the piece.

      Artists are story-tellers. It takes the observer to find them.

      1. eugbug profile image97
        eugbugposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        I know, see my earlier post. They're called  ambiguous, bi-stable images. Like the Rubin vase. Not sure if that's exactly what Eric means. The brain's process of making out what's in images in general is called visual perception.

        1. bravewarrior profile image91
          bravewarriorposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          That isn't what he's talking about, Eugene. Here are a couple of my brother's paintings. If you look closely, you'll see images within the main image, but you have to look closely.

          https://hubstatic.com/15479555.jpg

          Here's the same painting, but I've zoomed in on the hidden picture:



          https://hubstatic.com/15479556.jpg

          And here's another. Do you see an entity behind the focus of the painting?



          https://hubstatic.com/15479557_f1024.jpg

          1. Misbah786 profile image86
            Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

            Shauna, The last one is so beautiful but this is abstract, right?

            1. bravewarrior profile image91
              bravewarriorposted 13 months agoin reply to this

              It depends on how you see, it, Misbah. When my brother first sent the draft to me, I was mesmerized by the colors and the sad story I perceived. I saw the angel behind the woman who was bound by the chains of her heart and wanted to buy it from him. He and I both struggled as to what to name this particular painting. (He gives all of his work a title, based on the story behind them.) We struggled and struggled and suddenly, she flew herself off the window sill where he had her perched, and several other of his paintings that were already firmly planted on the wall, flew off as well. He became spooked. His take is that she doesn't want to be named. After about a year, she's calmed down and now graces one of my brother's walls.

              My brother and I are part Cherokee Indian. He has much more of the spirit than do I. She spoke to him and he listened. She's now happy, sharing space with my brother. She doesn't belong anywhere but where she is.

              1. Misbah786 profile image86
                Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

                Shauna,
                What a beautiful relationship your brother have with his arts, I am amazed
                Thanks for sharing
                Blessings. smile

                1. bravewarrior profile image91
                  bravewarriorposted 13 months agoin reply to this

                  Misbah, my brother is a beautiful soul. Thanks for recognizing that.

                  1. Misbah786 profile image86
                    Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

                    Surely, he is
                    God bless both of you smile

          2. eugbug profile image97
            eugbugposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            So are the images deliberately setup, or in the eye of the beholder like in the case of the Rorschach test?

            1. bravewarrior profile image91
              bravewarriorposted 13 months agoin reply to this

              In my brother's case, Eugene, they're a part of the story he tells as he paints. He never knows what the outcome will be. His muse guides him. His stronghold on our Cherokee heritage has a very solid guide to his hand. It's hard to explain, but nothing he paints is deliberate. He gets a "vision" and goes with it.

              The few exceptions are when he's commissioned to paint something specific, such as a portrait of someone's dog.

          3. Eric Caunca profile image94
            Eric Cauncaposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            The painting is beautiful. Why don't you write an article about it?

  5. theraggededge profile image97
    theraggededgeposted 13 months ago

    And Eric was asking which word best described the act of seeing, recognising, perceiving such a 'hidden' image. Not what the images are called.

    1. bravewarrior profile image91
      bravewarriorposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Exactly, Bev. There is no word for it.

    2. Eric Caunca profile image94
      Eric Cauncaposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Yes, that's what I'm asking. Thanks, Bev and Eugene.

  6. manatita44 profile image83
    manatita44posted 13 months ago

    It is your perception. In the words you have chosen, it is the closest, but perception applies to so many things! It is a personal experience for us and perhaps you can call it just that --an experience that you're having, in and through the painting.

    1. bravewarrior profile image91
      bravewarriorposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Precisely, Manatita. That's why there is no name for this type of art. Art is subjective. It is a personal experience. When artists embed images within images, they are giving a part of their soul that only the enlightened can see. You have to look beyond the obvious.

  7. Kenna McHugh profile image90
    Kenna McHughposted 13 months ago

    What you see is what you get. smile

    Beth, thanks for the link to OneLook. It's nice!!!

  8. Eric Caunca profile image94
    Eric Cauncaposted 13 months ago

    This would be the sentence that I want to write. I would like an interrogative sentence for it. This the flag of Ukraine. It represents a wheat field under the sky.

    https://hubstatic.com/15477091.png


    https://hubstatic.com/15477065_f1024.jpg


    Do you ‘discern’ an image of the wheat field under the sky? 
    Is this correct? Thank you. smile

    1. theraggededge profile image97
      theraggededgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Yes, without the quotes and 'image' smile And with the indefinite article.

      So, I would write it thus:

      Do you discern a wheat field under the sky?

      Actually, I'd probably use 'see'. Shorter is nearly always better.

      Or even, if you want to get poetical, 'Does the flag remind you of a golden wheat field under a bright blue sky?

  9. Eric Caunca profile image94
    Eric Cauncaposted 13 months ago

    Thanks, Bev. I would choose the poetical one. Thank you smile

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://corp.maven.io/privacy-policy

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)