Vol. 5 No. 2 (2012): Il verso dell’immagine
Destra e sinistra nello spazio iconico tra iconografia cristiana e antropologia
Published October 16, 2012
- Symbolic meaning
How to Cite
Weigel, S. (2012). Destra e sinistra nello spazio iconico tra iconografia cristiana e antropologia. Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi dell’estetico, 5(2), 91-100. https://doi.org/10.13128/Aisthesis-11463
AbstractProceeding from the statement that «reading» images is not at all analogous to any culturally codified lecture of written texts, Sigrid Weigel develops a crucial critic of the anthropological paradigm linked to the left-right problem in the visual arts. Focusing on various examples of painted and sculpted Annunciations, the author argues how the decline of the traditional orientation, based on the figure of God in central position, leads to a growing importance of the spectator gaze and to a new relation between iconic narration and symbolic meaning.
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