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Foucault on painting

Author: Catherine M Soussloff
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Michel Foucault had been concerned about painting and the meaning of the image from his earliest publications, yet this aspect of his thought is largely neglected within the disciplines of art history and aesthetic theory. In Foucault on Painting, Catherine M. Soussloff argues that Foucault's sustained engagement with European art history critically addresses present concerns about the mediated nature of the image  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Paintings
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Soussloff, Catherine M.
Foucault on painting.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017036342
Named Person: Michel Foucault; Michel Foucault; Michel Foucault; Michel Foucault; Michel Foucault
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine M Soussloff
ISBN: 9781517902414 151790241X 9781517902421 1517902428
OCLC Number: 982091804
Notes: "Some of the material in this book was originally prepared for the lecture series "Foucault et la peinture" at Collège de France in 2015"--Title page verso.
Description: xii, 162 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : what painting does --
Systems of art historical and philosophical thought --
The place of painting : Velázquez's Las Meninas --
The limits of irony : Manet's painting --
The negativity of painting : Magritte's This is not a pipe --
Painting in the light of photography : Fromanger's methods --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Catherine M. Soussloff.

Abstract:

"Michel Foucault had been concerned about painting and the meaning of the image from his earliest publications, yet this aspect of his thought is largely neglected within the disciplines of art history and aesthetic theory. In Foucault on Painting, Catherine M. Soussloff argues that Foucault's sustained engagement with European art history critically addresses present concerns about the mediated nature of the image in the digital age. Foucault's writing on painting covers four discrete periods in European art history (seventeenth-century southern Baroque, mid-nineteenth century French painting, Surrealism, and figurative painting in the 1960s and 1970s) as well as five individual artists: Velázquez, Manet, Magritte, Paul Rebeyrolle, and Gérard Fromanger. As Soussloff reveals in this book, Foucault followed a French intellectual tradition dating back to the seventeenth century, which understands painting as a separate area of knowledge. Painting, a practice long considered silent in its operations and effects, afforded Foucault an ideal discipline to think about history and philosophy simultaneously."--Publisher's description

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"Catherine Soussloff is certainly one of the most intellectually intelligent and reflective art historians I can think of. Foucault on Painting is a clear, deeply thoughtful, and perfectly written Read more...

 
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