The Sight of Death

Why do we keep returning to certain pictures?

The Sight of Death

The Sight of Death

Why do we keep returning to certain pictures? What is it we are looking for? How does our understanding of an image change over time? This investigates the nature of visual complexity, the capacity of certain images to sustain repeated attention, and how pictures respond and resist their viewers' wishes.

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Painting Death
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Tim Parks
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-06 - Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

Morris Duckworth has a dark past. Having married and murdered his way into a wealthy Italian family, he has become a respected member of Veronese business life. But it’s not enough. Never satisfied with being anything short of the best, he comes up with a plan to put on the
Art, Death and Lacanian Psychoanalysis
Language: en
Pages: 156
Authors: Efrat Biberman, Shirley Sharon-Zisser
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-18 - Publisher: Routledge

Art, Death and Lacanian Psychoanalysis examines the relationship between art and death from the perspective of Lacanian psychoanalysis. It takes a unique approach to the topic by making explicit reference to the death drive as manifest in theories of art and in artworks. Freud’s treatment of death focuses not on
The Sight of Death
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: T. J. Clark, Timothy J. Clark
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-01-01 - Publisher: Yale University Press

Why do we keep returning to certain pictures? What is it we are looking for? How does our understanding of an image change over time? This investigates the nature of visual complexity, the capacity of certain images to sustain repeated attention, and how pictures respond and resist their viewers' wishes.
Death Imagery in Symbolist Painting
Language: en
Pages: 262
Authors: Richard Sydney Overstreet
Categories: Death in art
Type: BOOK - Published: 1960 - Publisher:

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The Culture and Art of Death in 19th Century America
Language: en
Pages: 266
Authors: D. Tulla Lightfoot
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-02-21 - Publisher: McFarland

 Nineteenth-century Victorian-era mourning rituals—long and elaborate public funerals, the wearing of lavishly somber mourning clothes, and families posing for portraits with deceased loved ones—are often depicted as bizarre or scary. But behind many such customs were rational or spiritual meanings. This book offers an in-depth explanation at how death

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