XML
Title :

Caravaggio's secrets

Authors :
BERSANI, Leo ; DUTOIT, Ulysse ;
Publication year :
1998
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Many critics have explored the homoerotic message in the early portraits of Caravaggio. In this book the authors emphasize instead the impenetrability of these portraits. The tension between erotic invitation and self-concealing retreat leads Bersani and Dutoit to conclude that the interest of these works is in their representation of an enigmatic address that solicits intimacy in order to block it with a secret. The authors offer a psychoanalytic reading of the enigmatic address as initiating relations grounded in paranoid fascination. They study Caravaggio's attempts to move beyond such relations, his experiments with a space no longer circumscribed the mutual and paranoid, if erotically stimulating, fascination with imaginary secrets. In his most original work, Caravaggio proposes a radically new mode of connectedness, a nonerotic sensuality relevant to the most exciting attempts to rethink or even reinvent, community. ;
Pagination/Size :
118 ; x, 118 p.; ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da, 1571-1610 ; Homoérotisme ; Interprétation ; Intimité ; Italie ; Peinture ; Portrait ; Psychanalyse ; 1500-1700 ;
Descriptors :
Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da, 1571-1610 ; Homoeroticism ; Interpretation ; Intimacy ; Italy ; Painting ; Portraits ; Psychoanalysis ; 1500-1700 ;
Document type :
Ouvrage ;
INIST identifier :
24994112 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 0262024497 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Cambridge, MA; London; MIT Press
Publisher country :
UNITED STATES ; UNITED KINGDOM ;