Vol. 1 No. 2 (2008): Immagini & oggetti

L’immagine che appare

Published 2012-05-15


  • Image,
  • Sign,
  • Appearance

How to Cite

Matteucci, G. (2012). L’immagine che appare. Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi dell’estetico, 1(2). https://doi.org/10.13128/Aisthesis-10940


It’s a matter of fact that images are not taken for signs. Therefore there must be some intrinsic peculiarity, which allows them to convey a content but, in the same breath, prevents them from collapsing into mere semiotic structures. Such a feature could lie in a sort of “semblance grammar”, which gives off the perceptual potential of images, and reveals itself in the experience before any determination of an ontological status. It’s in the way the image appears that the power of the image to articulate fruitfully a thought manifests itself.


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