I tried this another way using paper and collage techniques. On one tour I had been struck by how long my group spent staring at one painting by Henry Lintott, Avatar. It presented a romanticized vision of a dead soldier being carried off on a bier into the clouds. I found a picture on line, cut it out and stuck it onto a large piece of paper. I then took comments made about the painting from my transcript and put them into speech bubbles. I used different colours for the guide’s comments and the group comments. I tried to stick these around the painting to recreate the experience of being there and the amount of talk around it. What this couldn’t do, of course, which comics are so good at, is convey the passing of time. All the talk looks as if it’s happening simultaneously which is fine, but one of the points of my analysis was that we spent so long here at this painting.

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