Transit and decline of the image

Authors

  • Luis Fernando Valencia Universidad Nacional de Colombia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.ef.338204

Keywords:

Image, representation, crisis ofrepresentation, Colombian art

Abstract

First, the author sets aside the process in which "image" and "representation" have lost their original meaning in West history. Thence, it has sprung a crisis the author calls «crisis ofrepresentation». lt is defined by: l. The change of the optical status ofimage, 2. The disappearing of any visual paradigm, so that the image will be no more a medium ofmeaning, 3. As a consequence, metaphorical and symbolical functions of image are now non-working, and 4. At last, there has been a saturation of images. From this diagnosis, the author holds that we presently live in a "fractal culture" or "arder o fdespotic representation", whose akin phenomena are the aesthetisation of worlds of life, and the fall of reason and history. On a second stage, the author studies sorne works of Colombian art in the nineties, he takes as the echoes of the «crisis of representation».

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Published

1997-12-01

How to Cite

Valencia, L. F. (1997). Transit and decline of the image. Estudios De Filosofía, (15-16), 113–129. https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.ef.338204

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