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The Resource A theory of the Tache in nineteenth-century painting, Øystein Sjåstad

A theory of the Tache in nineteenth-century painting, Øystein Sjåstad

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A theory of the Tache in nineteenth-century painting
Title
A theory of the Tache in nineteenth-century painting
Statement of responsibility
Øystein Sjåstad
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Without question, the tache (blot, patch, stain) is a central and recurring motif in nineteenth-century modernist painting. Manet's and the Impressionists' rejection of academic finish produced a surface where the strokes of paint were presented directly, as patches or blots, then indirectly as legible signs. Cézanne, Seurat, and Signac painted exclusively with patches or dots. Through a series of close readings, this book looks at the tache as one of the most important features in nineteenth-century modernism. The tache is a potential meeting point between text and image and a pure trace of the artist's body. Even though each manifestation of tacheism generates its own specific cultural effects, this book represents the first time a scholar has looked at tacheism as a hidden continuum within modern art. With a methodological framework drawn from the semiotics of text and image, the author introduces a much-needed fine-tuning to the classic terms index, symbol, and icon. The concept of the tache as a 'crossing' of sign-types enables finer distinctions and observations than have been available thus far within the Peircean tradition. The 'sign-crossing' theory opens onto the whole terrain of interaction between visual art, art criticism, literature, philosophy, and psychology.--Publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sjåstad, Øystein,
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in art historiography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Painting
  • Painting, Modern
  • Painting, Modern
  • Painting
Label
A theory of the Tache in nineteenth-century painting, Øystein Sjåstad
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. To Overlook or to Over-look -- The Tache as a Sign Between Perception and Imagination -- A Theory of Sign Crossings -- The Tache Before Manet -- Manet's Tache. An Art of Inconsistency -- Cézanne's Field of Taches. Between Touch and Vision -- Seurat's Point and Signac's 'Not-Dot' -- Matisse's Farewell to the Tache -- Afterword. Eye and Hand
Control code
870211349
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 179 pages
Isbn
9781472429445
Lccn
2014002721
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)870211349
Label
A theory of the Tache in nineteenth-century painting, Øystein Sjåstad
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. To Overlook or to Over-look -- The Tache as a Sign Between Perception and Imagination -- A Theory of Sign Crossings -- The Tache Before Manet -- Manet's Tache. An Art of Inconsistency -- Cézanne's Field of Taches. Between Touch and Vision -- Seurat's Point and Signac's 'Not-Dot' -- Matisse's Farewell to the Tache -- Afterword. Eye and Hand
Control code
870211349
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 179 pages
Isbn
9781472429445
Lccn
2014002721
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)870211349

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