His body, if not specifically weak, has a larvadike tubularity, and a torso In The Body in Pieces, Linda Nochlin traces these developments as they have been . Nochlin begins her argument by addressing the fragment as a symbolic mode 1 Linda Nochlin, The Body in Pieces: The Fragment as a Metaphor of Modernity. The Body in Pieces has 85 ratings and 9 reviews. ZaRi said: «با The Body in Pieces: The Fragment as a Metaphor of Modernity, Linda Nochlin عنوان: بدن تکه .

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By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. The Body in Pieces: The Fragment as a Metaphor of Modernity. Description By the end of the piecee century a sense of anxiety and crisis began to preoccupy European writers and artists in theor relationship to the past, from antiquity on, which constituted the European intellectual tradition.

The grandness of that past could no longer fit into the frame of the present. Artists felt overwhelmed by the magnitude of past heroic accomplishment, its bory influence, even of their own past accomplishment.


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Beginning with artists such as Fuseli, this was soon reflected in artistic representation. The partial image, the “crop”, fragmentation, the ruin and mutilation – all expressed nostalgia and grief for the loss of a vanished and unreclaimed totality, a utopian wholeness.

bdy Often, as a form of compensation, such feelings were expressed in deliberate destructiveness and this became the new way of seeing: The “crop” constituted a distinctively modern view of the world, the pidces of modernity itself.

This work, which is taken from the Walter Neurath Memorial Lecture, traces these developments as they have been expressed in representations of the human figure fragmented, mutilated and fetishized, by looking at work produced by artists from Neo-classicism to Romanticism and modern art, from Fuseli to the Impressionists, the Post-Impressionists, and beyond.

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