Category Archives: My Art

Into My Arms: A Blogpost in Progress

Noa Yaari, Into My Arms I, 2019. Ink on Paper, 17.7×25.4 cm. Toronto. Noa Yaari, Into My Arms II, 2019. Ink on Paper, 17.7×25.4 cm. Toronto.    

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Multiform Grammar

Noa Yaari, Multiform Grammar is Making Us Rich, 2019. Mixed media, 17.7×25.4 cm. Toronto.

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Multiform Grammar and the Working Memory

In 1974, psychologists Alan Baddeley and Graham Hitch offered a model of the working memory, which was revised by Baddeley in 2000. According to the 1974 model, the working memory is a system that enables temporary storage and manipulation of … Continue reading

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Implicit Multiform References

Implicit multiform references (MFRs) generate shifts of attention through semantic relatedness between the MFA’s verbal and visual components and their visual features without announcing their operation. For example, the presence of both the word “cat” and an image of a … Continue reading

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Multiformity vs. Multimodality

The concept “multiformity” resonates with the concept “multimodality,” not only in the way it looks and sounds, but also the broad social and cultural contexts from which it develops and to which it is addressed. Both concepts allow us to … Continue reading

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What are Multiform Arguments?

Multiform arguments (hereafter MFAs) are arguments that are composed of words and images. MFAs claim that a certain phenomenon has happened or explain the reasons for its occurrence. I became aware of MFAs while reading illustrated historiography, especially of cultural … Continue reading

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History Sells

             Noa Yaari, History Sells (homage to Andy Worhol), 2015. A bookmark. 20.5 x 5 cm. Toronto

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In the

Noa Yaari,  I Lose Control, 2018. Ink on paper. 21 x 27 cm. Toronto   Image source – Sandro Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus (1482-1485): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Birth_of_Venus#/media/File:Venus_botticelli_detail.jpg

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Renaissance Society of America – New Orleans, March 22-24, 2018

At the RSA 2018, I commented on three papers that art historians Dr. Jorge Sebastián Lozano, Dr. Víctor Mínguez Cornelles and Dr. Inmaculada Rodríguez Moya presented in the session: “Between Word and Image: Verbal-Visual Representations of Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Spanish Royal Women,” which I … Continue reading

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Drawing Childhood Memories on Money as a Teaching Tool

The following article was published in Innovatus, York University’s monthly pedagogical newsletter, on January 19, 2018. It describes an art exercise I gave in my tutorials. In the last tutorial of the fall term, students in the History course Making Money drew … Continue reading

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