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Title :

Linguistic, pictorial and metapictorial competence

Author :
MUHOVIC, Jozef ;
Publication year :
1997
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
The author discusses whether communication by means of pictorial signs, especially those produced by the visual arts, supposes, as does verbal communication, a special semiological competence. On the basis of an analysis of relations between the signified and the signifier in iconic artistic signs, the author shows that an iconic artistic sign has two fundamental levels of meaning: referential and formal. The first focuses attention on the signified object; the second, on the inventiveness and morphological complexity of its sign articulation. The first level is automatically accessible through spontaneous visual experience, while the second level can be activated only by metapictorial (artistic) competence, which is defined as the ability to recognize the creative formative aspects of a sign form and their structural correlations. ;
Pagination/Size :
4 ill.; 2 diagrams ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Art ; Communication ; Interprétation ; Perception ; Sémiotique ; Théorie de l'art ;
Descriptors :
Art ; Art theory ; Communication ; Interpretation ; Perception ; Semiotics ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Leonardo (Oxford), 1997, 30, 3
INIST identifier :
24996927 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0024-094X ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Pergamon Press, Oxford
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;