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Caravaggio's Secrets

Door Leo Bersani e.a.

Categorie
Schilderkunst
Boeknummer
#287368
Titel
Caravaggio's Secrets
Auteur
Bersani, Leo & Ulysse Dutoit
Boektype
Gebonden hardcover met stofomslag
Uitgeverij
Cambridge MA/London : The MIT Press
Jaar van uitgave
1998
ISBN10
0262024497
ISBN13
9780262024495
Taal
Engels
Samenvatting
Many critics have explored the homoerotic message in the early portraits of the baroque painter Michelangelo Caravaggio (1573-1610). In Caravaggio's Secrets, Leo Bersani and Ulysse Dutoit emphasize instead the impenetrability of these portraits. The tension between erotic invitation and self-concealing retreat leads Bersani and Dutoit to conclude that the interest of these works is in their representation of an enigmatic address that solicits intimacy in order to block it with a secret.

Bersani and Dutoit offer a psychoanalytic reading of the enigmatic address as initiating relations grounded in paranoid fascination. They study Caravaggio's attempts to move beyond such relations, his experiments with a space no longer circumscribed by the mutual and paranoid, if erotically stimulating,
... (Lees verder)fascination with imaginary secrets. In his most original work, Caravaggio proposes a radically new mode of connectedness, a nonerotic sensuality relevant to the most exciting attempts in our own time to rethink, perhaps even to reinvent, community.
Pagina's
118
Conditie
Goed
Prijs
€ 20,00

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