The Body of Sensation within the context of Atmospheric Painting
Authors: Rui Grazina, Fernando Moreira Da Silva, Fernando Poeiras
Abstract: In this study we analyse approaches through which the construction of atmospheres in painting is accomplished, and in which ways there might be a crucial relationship between the conception of these images, and the body of sensation. Further to a theoretical framework, we study diverse case studies and propose to establish pertinent distinctions. The cases are examined from the point of view of their pictorial values, and are juxtaposed in sets in order to endeavour to question each other in a more pertinent manner. We try to reach conclusions regarding the construction of atmospheres in themselves, and also in which forms these might allow cognitive and interpretative advances, and how these constructions might be related to different mechanisms of sensation and perception, and in particular how these will be enabled by the body of sensation.
Keywords: Atmosphere, Painting, Body, Sensation, Perception
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