Presence through Absence. Thresholds and Mimesis in Painting

Fricke, Beate (2015). Presence through Absence. Thresholds and Mimesis in Painting. Representations, 130(1), pp. 1-27. University of California Press 10.1525/rep.2015.130.1.1

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In this essay, through a close reading of a little-known painting of the temptation of Saint Anthony, I propose that every convening of images inspired by the viewing of a picture is a unique “event,” a transformation that occurs during the act of perception, in which various images can be seen as an assemblage generated by one picture. The analysis of such assemblages provides insight into the making and reception of the image, as well as the potential variance between the artist’s making and viewer’s reception. Further, such analysis reveals a structure of “thresholds” within the picture, a structure that refers to inherent principles of representation and mimesis.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Art History > Ancient and Medieval Art History
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Art History

UniBE Contributor:

Fricke, Beate

Subjects:

700 Arts

ISSN:

1533-855X

Publisher:

University of California Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Beate Fricke

Date Deposited:

16 Aug 2017 12:59

Last Modified:

19 Dec 2019 10:53

Publisher DOI:

10.1525/rep.2015.130.1.1

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.98403

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/98403

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