Entre hantise et représentation« Le portrait » de Thomas Owen, un récit médiumnique
Author(s): Alexandra Stanciu
BETWEEN HAUNTING AND REPRESENTATION. THOMAS OWEN’S “PORTRAIT” – A MEDIUM STORY
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Universitatea Babeş-Bolyai
Keywords: Fantastic Literature; Thomas Owen; Pictorial Space; Animated Portrait; Medium.
Summary/Abstract: This article aims to explain the process of establishing connections between the fantastic and the real dimension in a less typical literary example of a vengeful apparition. In the chosen text, every step of the artistic process respects the structure of a séance. Gradually, the boundaries of the pictorial space are eliminated and the character of the painter takes the role of a psychic mediating between the spirit and the family, as a reminiscence of the ancient perception of the image as an in-between life and death.
- Issue Year: 2011
- Issue No: 21
- Page Range: 262-270
- Page Count: 9
- Language: French