Vol. 5 No. 2 (2012): Il verso dell’immagine
Monographica

Destra e sinistra nello spazio iconico tra iconografia cristiana e antropologia

Published October 16, 2012
Keywords
  • Image,
  • Iconography,
  • Laterality,
  • 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

Abstract

Proceeding 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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