Discussion Questions for “The Possibility and Actuality of Visual Arguments” by Blair

Discussion Questions: Blair                                                                                                                          Ed Lessor

    1. What does Blair describe as the minimum requirements for a visual piece to be considered a visual argument?
    2. Explain how visual arguments function in the following:

Dramatic Painting and Sculpture
Static Visual Ads
Television Commercials
Political Cartoons

  1. What does Blair see as the advantages and disadvantages of visual argument?
  2. Choose three of the visual arguments that have been gathered on our class blog. Attempt to articulate a claim and reasons for each. Would Blair consider these to be visual arguments?