Vol. 9 No. 2 (2016): Je est un autre. Mimicries in nature, art and society

Camouflage élargi. Sur l’individuation esthétique

Published November 17, 2016
  • Camouflage,
  • Aesthetics,
  • Individual
How to Cite
Prévost, B. (2016). Camouflage élargi. Sur l’individuation esthétique. Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi dell’estetico, 9(2), 7-15. https://doi.org/10.13128/Aisthesis-19412


 Animal camouflage is said to be a mode of being negative, implying a setback visibility. On the contrary, we try here to restore all its aesthetic positivity considering the singularity of extremely varied forms it produces. It soon becomes apparent that the camouflage forces us to question the privilege of individuality and traditional drawdown on singularity. The disruptive camouflage, especially, that crushes the individual formal unity provides the argument in favor of an individuation with the environment, and more with the world: the animal camoufleur disappears under only an individual visibility; it appears on the contrary in all its pre-individual splendor when it involves with environment components to make them the most expressive.


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