Fictions of the Pose

Fictions of the Pose

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This lavishly illustrated reading of the structure and meaning of portraiture asks what happens when portraits are interpreted as imitations or likenesses not only of individuals but also of their acts of posing. Includes 84 illustrations, 40 in color.In fact, his hand is so completely obliterated that his tools seem to take its place. ... in Freuda#39;s parable, the force and vitality of texture obscuring the specular image suggest the magnification of manual power that compensates for ... the hand, this is as good as a talon, a claw, a 498 REMBRANDTa#39;S LOOKING-GLASS THEATER.

Title:Fictions of the Pose
Author:Harry Berger
Publisher:Stanford University Press - 2000


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