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Foucault on painting / Catherine M. Soussloff.

Author/creator Soussloff, Catherine M. author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press, [2017]
Descriptionxii, 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.
Summary 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 Reyberolle, 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.
General note"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.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 125-152) and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Soussloff, Catherine M. Foucault on painting. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2017 9781452955056
LCCN 2017020944
ISBN9781517902414 hardcover ; alkaline paper
ISBN151790241X hardcover ; alkaline paper
ISBN9781517902421 paperback ; alkaline paper
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