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Titolo:
Stigmata and sense memory: St Francis and the affective image
Autore:
Bennett, J;
Indirizzi:
Univ New S Wales, Kensington, NSW 2033, Australia Univ New S Wales Kensington NSW Australia 2033 ngton, NSW 2033, Australia
Titolo Testata:
ART HISTORY
fascicolo: 1, volume: 24, anno: 2001,
pagine: 1 - 16
SICI:
0141-6790(200102)24:1<1:SASMSF>2.0.ZU;2-E
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Arts & Humanities
Citazioni:
24
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Bennett, J Univ New S Wales, Kensington, NSW 2033, Australia Univ New S Wales Kensington NSW Australia 2033 2033, Australia
Citazione:
J. Bennett, "Stigmata and sense memory: St Francis and the affective image", ART HIST, 24(1), 2001, pp. 1-16

Abstract

This article analyses a detail of an early fourteenth-century Umbrian crucifix, depicting a miniature St Francis at the feet of Christ. It reads the discrepancies of scale in the image in relation to both medieval devotionalpractices and theories of perception, arguing that the detail in late medieval imagery cannot be assimilated to the logic of the whole as it is in perspectivally constructed imagery. Rather, the detail retains a capacity to disrupt the whole and to function--in a manner similar to the Barthesian punctum--as a passage of affective resonance and 'point-of-entry' for the devotee. Drawing upon work on the ars memoriae and also upon contemporary theorizations of affectivity, the article point to the limitations of iconographic analysis and argues for a better understanding of the affective operation of images in this period.

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