Looking In: The Art of Viewing / Edition 1

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Mieke Bal is one of Europe's leading theorists and critics. Her work within feminist art history and cultural studies provides a fascinating alternative to prevailing thinking in these fields. The essays in this collection include Bal's brilliant analyses of the:
Myth of Rembrandt
Imagery of Vermeer
Baroque of Caravaggio
Neo-Baroque of David Reed
Culture of the museum
Visual representation of rape
Closet in Proust
Bal brings a keen visual sense to these studies, as well as an understanding of how literature represents visuality and how the ethics and aesthetics present within museums affect the cultural artifacts displayed.

In his engaging commentary, eminent art historian Norman Bryson shows how Bal's original approach to the interdisciplinary study of art and visual culture has had wide- reaching influence.
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Table of Contents

Introduction to the Series
Introduction: Art and Intersubjectivity 1
Dispersing Gaze: Focalization 41
Dispersing the Image: Vermeer Story 65
Calling to Witness: Lucretia 93
On Show: Inside the Ethnographic Museum 117
On Grouping: The Caravaggio Corner 161
Vision in Fiction: Proust and Photography 191
Second-Person Narrative: David Reed 213
The Knee of Narcissus 239
Afterword: Looking Back 259
List of Figures 281
References 285
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    Posted February 17, 2015

    Black Rose

    Walks in. Hello? She calls. Then she sees a liepard and smiles at it. She gently rubs its head. It rubs against her hand. Where is your trainer? She kindly asks it.

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    Posted June 29, 2014


    She doesn't store her Pokemon in machines. She lets them out to bond with each other. Her house is up in a tree, so it helps with evolving and gets less damage problems. She has a Persian, 2 other Eevees, Purrloin, Liepard, 3 Lillipups, Herdier, Dedenne, Skitty, 2 Delcattys, Pandacham, Zigzagoon, Shaymin, and a Pichu. She wants to collect all Eeveelutions. She only ever has Ultra Balls for Pokemon she is extremly determind to catch, and Heal Balls, witch she uses all the time. In the main room of her house is a life time supply of Energy Roots and all kinds of Potions and berries. Her constant team is Caden: Glaceon, Meowth, and Slice: Minccino.

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