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Title :

Jewish identity in modern art history; Berkeley; London; University of California Press

To figure, or not to figure : the iconoclastic proscription and its theoretical legacy

Author :
SALTZMAN, Lisa ;
Publication year :
1999
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Reflects on the Second Commandment, the appropriateness of Jewish imagery after the Holocaust, and the implications of Adorno's 1949 dictum 'After Auschwitz, to write a poem is barbaric.' Contends that 'After Auschwitz' the biblical prohibition on images - what could be termed a position of iconoclasm - experienced a theoretical renaissance. Focusing on the paintings of Anselm Kiefer, Saltzman writes 'from his paintings involving Aaron, to those of the Iconoclastic Controversy of Byzantium [Bilderstreit], to those of Sulamith and Lilith, Kiefer immerses us in the theoretical and aesthetic terrain of the biblical prohibition on image making. He does so not only through the textual referents of his titles, but through visual enactment, the contesting strategies of photography, painting, writing, and burning, aesthetically embodying the dialectic of figurality and discourse, image and word, representation and iconoclasm'. ;
Pagination/Size :
3 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ; 5306C01 - 1945- ; Peinture et arts graphiques ; Peinture et dessin ; 530-VI - 1945- ;
French keywords :
Allemagne ; Aniconisme ; Dix Commandements ; Iconoclasme ; Judaïsme ; Juifs ; Kiefer, Anselm, n.1945 ; Mixed media ; 1900-2000 ; 1945-1985 ;
Descriptors :
Aniconism ; Germany ; Iconoclasm ; Jews ; Judaism ; Kiefer, Anselm, b.1945 ; Mixed media ; Ten commandments ; 1900-2000 ; 1945-1985 ;
Document type :
Article ;
INIST identifier :
25012278 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 05202130330520213041 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
UNITED STATES ; UNITED KINGDOM ;