Framing French Culture
Throughout this book, the concept of framing is used to look at art, photography, scientific drawings and cinema as visually constituted, spatially bounded productions. The way these genres relate to that which exists beyond the frame, by means of plastic, chemically transposed, pencil-sketched or moving images allows us to decipher the particular language of the visual and at the same time circumscribe the dialectic between presence and absence that is proper to all visual media. Yet, these kinds of re-framing owe their existence to the ruptures and upheavals that marked the demise of certain discursive systems in the past, announcing the emergence of others that were in turn overturned.
Keywordsjean fornasiero; sonya stephens; the artwork of the baudin expedition to australia (1800-1804): nicolas-martin petit's 1802 portrait of an aboriginal woman and child from van diemen's land; french culture; nicole starbuck; jane southwood; ben mccann; annie ernaux's phototextual archives: ecrire la vie; french literature; the return of trauner: late style in 1970s and 1980s french film design; french photography; john west-sooby; framing the eiffel tower: from postcards to postmodernism; colonial vision; french voyager-artists; aboriginal subjects and the british colony at port jackson; an artist in the making: the early drawings of charles-alexandre lesueur during the baudin expedition to australia; framing new holland or framing a narrative? a representation of sydney according to charles-alexandre lesueur; Édouard Manet; Paris
PublisherUniversity of Adelaide Press
Publication date and place2015