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The Resource Representations of pain in art and visual culture, edited by Maria Pia Di Bella and James Elkins

Representations of pain in art and visual culture, edited by Maria Pia Di Bella and James Elkins

Label
Representations of pain in art and visual culture
Title
Representations of pain in art and visual culture
Statement of responsibility
edited by Maria Pia Di Bella and James Elkins
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Editor of compilation
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The presentation of bodies in pain has been a major concern in Western art since the time of the Greeks. The Christian tradition is closely entwined with such themes, from the central images of the Passion to the representations of bloody martyrdoms. The remnants of this tradition are evident in contemporary images from Abu Ghraib. In the last forty years, the body in pain has also emerged as a recurring theme in performance art. Recently, authors such as Elaine Scarry, Susan Sontag, and Giorgio Agamben have written about these themes. The scholars in this volume add to the discussion, analyzing representations of pain in art and the media. Their essays are firmly anchored on consideration of the images, not on whatever actual pain the subjects suffered. At issue is representation, before and often apart from events in the world. Part One concerns practices in which the appearance of pain is understood as expressive. Topics discussed include the strange dynamics of faked pain and real pain, contemporary performance art, international photojournalism, surrealism, and Renaissance and Baroque art. Part Two concerns representations that cannot be readily assigned to that genealogy: the Chinese form of execution known as lingchi (popularly the "death of a thousand cuts"), whippings in the Belgian Congo, American lynching photographs, Boer War concentration camp photographs, and recent American capital punishment. These examples do not comprise a single alternate genealogy, but are united by the absence of an intention to represent pain. The book concludes with a roundtable discussion, where the authors discuss the ethical implications of viewing such images"--
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Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge advances in art and visual studies
Series volume
4
Label
Representations of pain in art and visual culture, edited by Maria Pia Di Bella and James Elkins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Sontag's Regarding and Bataille's Unknowing
  • Louis Kaplan
  • A
  • painful labor : photography and responsibility
  • Sharon Sliwinski
  • On the complicity between visual analysis and torture : a cut-by-cut account of Lingchi photographs
  • James Elkins
  • Pain in public
  • Holly Edwards
  • Pt.II Other traditions :
  • Pt.I Expressive pain :
  • Our very own Chinese postcards from Hell
  • Timothy Brook
  • Flogging photographs from the Congo Free State
  • John Peffer
  • The
  • public display of torture photos
  • Dora Apel
  • A
  • feeling for images : Medieval personae in contemporary photojournalism
  • Valentin Groebner
  • Sculpture and pathognomics in classical France
  • Confronting horror : Emily Hobhouse and the concentration camp photographs of the South African War
  • Michael Godby
  • Observing executions : from spectator to witness
  • Maria Pia Di Bella
  • Tomas Macsotay
  • The
  • faked pain of the artist : empathy or sympathy, compassion or concealment?
  • Kirstin Ringelberg
  • Empfindnis and self-inflicted pain in performance art
  • Helge Meyer
Control code
767569426
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 216 pages
Isbn
9780203095331
Lccn
2012014047
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (coutts)cts15675863
  • (OCoLC)767569426
  • (OCoLC)ocn767569426
Label
Representations of pain in art and visual culture, edited by Maria Pia Di Bella and James Elkins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Sontag's Regarding and Bataille's Unknowing
  • Louis Kaplan
  • A
  • painful labor : photography and responsibility
  • Sharon Sliwinski
  • On the complicity between visual analysis and torture : a cut-by-cut account of Lingchi photographs
  • James Elkins
  • Pain in public
  • Holly Edwards
  • Pt.II Other traditions :
  • Pt.I Expressive pain :
  • Our very own Chinese postcards from Hell
  • Timothy Brook
  • Flogging photographs from the Congo Free State
  • John Peffer
  • The
  • public display of torture photos
  • Dora Apel
  • A
  • feeling for images : Medieval personae in contemporary photojournalism
  • Valentin Groebner
  • Sculpture and pathognomics in classical France
  • Confronting horror : Emily Hobhouse and the concentration camp photographs of the South African War
  • Michael Godby
  • Observing executions : from spectator to witness
  • Maria Pia Di Bella
  • Tomas Macsotay
  • The
  • faked pain of the artist : empathy or sympathy, compassion or concealment?
  • Kirstin Ringelberg
  • Empfindnis and self-inflicted pain in performance art
  • Helge Meyer
Control code
767569426
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 216 pages
Isbn
9780203095331
Lccn
2012014047
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (coutts)cts15675863
  • (OCoLC)767569426
  • (OCoLC)ocn767569426

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