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Studying gestures in art

Marchand, Eckart (2021) Studying gestures in art. Journal of Art Historiography (25). ISSN 2042-4752

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In 1887, when art history was concerned with aethetics and the study of individual artist, Lange, like Warburg after him, encouraged the discussion of broader issues of representation, positioning his study of the representation of a human gesture at the intersection of psychology and art history. Lange inspired J.J. Tikkanen and others to conduct more thorough histories of individual gestures, while the enquiry in the formation and tradition of human expressive gestures in art was continued by Warburg, Saxl and Gombrich. My introduction traces these developments from the viewpoint of a more recent, Baxandallian, approach that defines gesture as entirely conventional.

Type of Work:Article
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
Department:Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies
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Date:December 2021
Keywords:gestures, Julius Lange, J.J. Tikkanen, Fritz Saxl, Aby Warburg, Ernst H. Gombrich, Michael Baxandall, pathos formula
Subjects:N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
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