Destra e sinistra nello spazio iconico tra iconografia cristiana e antropologia

Sigrid Weigel

Abstract


Proceeding from the statement that «reading» images is not at all analogous to any culturally codified lecture of written texts, Sigrid Weigel develops a crucial critic of the anthropological paradigm linked to the left-right problem in the visual arts. Focusing on various examples of painted and sculpted Annunciations, the author argues how the decline of the traditional orientation, based on the figure of God in central position, leads to a growing importance of the spectator gaze and to a new relation between iconic narration and symbolic meaning.

Keywords


Image; Iconography; Laterality; Symbolic meaning; Reading

Full Text:

PDF HTML


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/Aisthesis-11463



Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC-BY- 4.0)

 
Firenze University Press
Via Cittadella, 7 - 50144 Firenze
Tel. (0039) 055 2757700 Fax (0039) 055 2757712
E-mail: info@fupress.com