Georges de La Tour and the Enigma of the Visible

Georges de La Tour and the Enigma of the Visible

by Dalia Judovitz


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This interdisciplinary study explores George de La Tour’s (1593-1652) enigmatic representations of light, vision and the visible in order to question the nature of painting and its religious, artistic and conceptual aspects. Challenging the familiarity of vision, it proposes a spiritual understanding of painting and its engagements with the world.

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ISBN-13: 9780823277438
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication date: 11/07/2017
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dalia Judovitz is National Endowment for the Humanities Professor of French at Emory University. Her books include Subjectivity and Representation in Descartes, The Culture of the Body, and more recently, works on Duchamp and modernist aesthetics.

Table of Contents

1 The Enigma of the Visible
2 Spiritual Passion and the Betrayal of Painting
3 The Visible and the Legible
4 Flea Catching and the Vanity of Painting
5 Painting as Portal: "Birth" and "Death" of the Sacred Image 1
Selected Bibliography

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