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Title :

Seductive reflexivity : Ruskin's dreaded trompe l'oeil

Author :
LEVINE, Caroline ;
Publication year :
1998
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Trompe l'oeil is both the most realist of artistic projects and the most ironic of antirealisms. In Modern painters, Ruskin insisted that we refuse the seductions of trompe l'oeil in favor of a celebration of truth in art. However, Levine contends that Ruskin's theory of truthful art is subverted by his own sophisticated meditation on duplicitous trompe l'oeil. With Ruskin as guide, Levine considers the significant threat to realism posed by the double, ironic experience of trompe l'oeil. In defiance of its reputation as a low and vulgar art form, trompe l'oeil emerges as a peculiarly powerful reflexive project, a mimetic enterprise that leads its viewers to a critical self-consciousness about the construction of representation. ;
Pagination/Size :
1 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Grande-Bretagne ; Ruskin, John, 1819-1900 ; Théorie de l'art ; Trompe-l'oeil ;
Descriptors :
Art theory ; Great Britain ; Ruskin, John, 1819-1900 ; Trompe-l'oeil ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
The Journal of aesthetics and art criticism (Print), 1998, 56, 4, fall
INIST identifier :
24994892 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0021-8529 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Wiley, Hoboken, NJ
Publisher country :
UNITED STATES ;