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Au-delà du visible : vision et pulsion scopique dans l’œuvre de J. H. Füssli

Abstract : The aim of this master’s dissertation is to study the role of vision in the works of Henry Fuseli (1741-1825), known for his painting The Nightmare (1782). Fuseli evolved in a period fragmented by the rationalism of the Enlightenment, which fuels the romantics’ desire to see something else. An essential point to establish in order to understand where this need to always look elsewhere comes from. This study will dig into how vision, in Fuseli’s works, is always marked down by the energy of desire. Does the gaze bear a liberating, revealing, provocative, or voyeuristic function? These are the questions that shall help us to develop our argument and determine how Fuseli’s art carry us beyond what is visible.
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Pascalis Marine. Au-delà du visible : vision et pulsion scopique dans l’œuvre de J. H. Füssli. Sciences de l'Homme et Société. 2019. ⟨dumas-02498714⟩



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