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the impact of apples

March 25, 2009

If a painting, like this Chardin, is a visual proposition that is perceived as an image only, the emotion provoked by its strictly pictorial experience, is averted. The ‘interpretation’ transforming a pictorial masterpiece into a mere image by decoding it, is misleading into analogies that are non-pictorial. In other words, a masterpiece can be extinguished by seeing it as an image, not as art. Whereas seeing a painting in a state of sensing provokes a neuronal firing that is felt but not yet understood. The pictorial language is actually pre-lingual and acts through impact, not significance.

Avigdor Arikha
reply to Roberto Casati
@ Pictorial Language

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