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Another dimension of the collective achievement of phys- 37 Jonathan Crary iology in the first half of the nineteenth century was the gradual parcelization and division ahd the body into increasingly separate and specific systems and functions.

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In general, there is no immediate homologous relation between science and artistic practice; there is a lag, a phase in which older conventions and techniques lose their effectiveness. Indiana University Press,p.

February 8,1; February 8,II. David rated it really liked it Aug 15, Foster In your model, then, de-eroticization is somehow opposed to fetishization? But instead of recording afterimages in terms of the lived time of the body as Goethe had generally done, they were studied as part of a com- prehensive quantification of the irritability of the eye.

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In painting I suppose this is produced by the painter or the beholder entering the picture in some metaphorical way; this makes it impossible to see the painting as a scene out there viewed with either the realist or the naturalist eye. Yet the product of the matrix is an obses- sional fantasy, a recurrence which, in each of its repetitions, is the same. Cambridge University Press,vol.


April 7,I; below: Brvson, Vision and Painting, p. Summarizing the difference between the art of describing and Cartesian perspectivalism, Alpers posits the following oppositions.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. It originally appeared in Roland Penrose, Picasso Paris: The invention of printing, according to the familiar argument of McLuhan and Ong, 2 reinforced the privileging of the visual abetted hv such in- ventions as the telescope and the microscope. The reason I wish to invoke Nishida and Nishitani is that their theoretical develop- ment seems in many respects to go further than Sartre and Lacan towards a radical reformulation of our thought on visu- ality, and as a consequence of this our thought on painting.

In Locke, for example, the camera is a 31 Jonathan Crary means of spatially visualizing the position of an observing sub- ject. See also the systematic development of the contrast in Principles of Art History: For surely we now stand at the very limits of representation. Transgender Portraits from Mexico. Moreover, one is left to wonder at the sheer perseverance of perspectivalism as an epis- temological model.

International Publishers,pp. Electricity applied to the optic nerve produces the experience of light, applied to the skin the sensation of touch. The nineteenth century saw the rise of a theory of vi- sion in which the truth of vision lay in the retina, in the phys- iology of the eye and the neurology of the optical apparatus.

I was impressed bv vour remarks, Jonathan, and I was especially interested in the influence of Foucault upon them.

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University of California Press. Did this psychologism, in either its positive or its negative renderings, contain a theory of sexuality or of psy- chic fostee, or was it entirely confined to the realm of perception accurately or inaccurately registered?

The watcher is in turn watched: It is a figure for the observer who is nominally a free sovereign individual but who is also a privatized isolated subject enclosed in a quasi-domestic space separated from a public exterior world.


Now as for the two registers of madness: Like the microscopist of the seven- teenth century — Leeuwenhoeck is her prime example — Dutch art savors the discrete particularity of visual experience and re- sists the temptation to allegorize or typologize what it sees, a temptation to which she claims Southern art readily succumbs.

And it is this work 65 Rosalind Krauss of overlaving contradiction, of creating the simultaneity ol in- compossible situations, that Lvotard identifies as the action of the matrix.

Hal Foster Could you sav a little more about how, in your way of thinking, Cartesian perspectivalism de-eroticizes?

And to that extent maybe it does point the way to a fully nonmimetic twentieth- century grid. Christine Buci-Glucksmann, La raison baroque: A Village Voice Best Book of the Year, this seminal work presents new models of vision and examines modern theories of seeing in the context of contemporary critical practice. The first mark made on a surface destroys its virtual flatness, and the configurations of a Mondrian still sug- gest a kind of illusion of a kind of third dimension. Finally, by it znd determined that sensory nerves were of five distinct types, corresponding to the five senses.

The word, Saussure maintains, is nothing in itself: Peter Galassi, Before Photography: In this sense, phvsiology was an enterprise of making the body equivalent to and exchangeable with other apparatuses and ma- chines.