Goethe's and Lessing's analyses of antique statues of Venus illustrate the classical concept of representation in art. The Austrian writer Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836-1895) deconstructs this concept. In his novella 'Venus in Furs' (1870), in which the Medici Venus statue plays a prominent role, Masoch changes the relation of signifier and the signified: not the statue but Vanda, the beautiful beloved of the protagonist, incarnates perfect beauty and serves as an analogue of the statue. Masoch's novel reverses the common process of creating a picture: the picture is staged first, and only afterwards is it projected on the canvas. The procedure imitates the phenomenology of photography.
|Titolo:||Leopold von Sacher-Masoch|
|Autori interni:||ROVAGNATI, GABRIELLA|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore L-LIN/13 - Letteratura Tedesca|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2007|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1515/ARCA.2007.013|
|Tipologia:||Book Part (author)|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03 - Contributo in volume|