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Narrative, Memory and the Crisis of Mimesis: the Case of Adam Elsheimer and Giordano Bruno

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dc.contributor.author Sapir, Itay fi
dc.contributor.editor Hyvärinen, Matti fi
dc.contributor.editor Korhonen, Anu fi
dc.contributor.editor Mykkänen, Juri fi
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-15T11:55:36Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-15T11:55:36Z
dc.date.issued 2006 fi
dc.identifier.isbn 952-10-3019-4 fi
dc.identifier.issn 1796 -2986 fi
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/25751
dc.description.abstract The triangular space between memory, narrative and pictorial representation is the terrain on which this article is developed. Taking the art of memory developed by Giordano Bruno (1548 – 1600) and the art of painting subtly revolutionised by Adam Elsheimer (1578 – 1610) as test-cases, it is shown how both subvert the norms of mimesis and narration prevalent throughout the Renaissance, how disrupted memory creates “incoherent” narratives, and how perspective and the notion of “place” are questioned in a corollary way. Two paintings by Elsheimer are analysed and shown to include, in spite of their supposed “realism”, numerous incoherencies, aporias and strange elements – often overlooked. Thus, they do not conform to two of the basic rules governing both the classical art of memory and the humanist art of painting: well-defined places and the exhaustive translatability of words into images (and vice-versa). In the work of Bruno, both his philosophical claims and the literary devices he uses are analysed as hints for a similar (and contemporaneous) undermining of conventions about the transparency and immediacy of representation. fi
dc.language.iso EN
dc.publisher Tutkijakollegium fi
dc.publisher Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies en
dc.publisher Forskarkollegiet sv
dc.relation.ispartofseries COLLeGIUM: Studies Across Disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Volume 1: The Travelling Concept of Narrative fi
dc.rights © 2006 author and volume editors fi
dc.title Narrative, Memory and the Crisis of Mimesis: the Case of Adam Elsheimer and Giordano Bruno fi
dc.type article in book fi
dc.identifier.laitoskoodi 918

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