Percorsi dello sguardo. Il problema della lateralità delle immagini artistiche nei Salons di Diderot

Michele Bertolini


The question of laterality lies at the core of the image description technique in Diderot’s Salons. This essay aims at examining the role of laterality through a close analysis of Diderot’s commentaries of some artistic works. It is possible to recognize the role of laterality in the beholder’s gaze, in the aesthetic re-creation during the process of reception and, finally, in the inversion of left and right as productive development of the artistic image.


Diderot; Salons; Image description; Laterality; Artwork

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