Reflections on the painting of Alejandro Puente, the notion of Pathosformel, and the return to life of mortally wounded civilizations

Burucúa, J.E. and Macartney, H. (t.) (2009) Reflections on the painting of Alejandro Puente, the notion of Pathosformel, and the return to life of mortally wounded civilizations. Art in Translation, 1(1), pp. 153-179. (doi:10.2752/175613109787307681)

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Abstract

The Argentine author José Burucúa is a key figure in the introduction and dissemination of Aby Warburg's theories to scholarship in Latin America. In this article he tests Warburg's concept of Pathosformel to discuss the development of visual culture in Andean pre-Hispanic art and contemporary painting in Argentina. It is argued that the abstract world created by prominent painters, such as Libero Badii, César Paternosto, and Alejandro Puente, deepened their roots in pre-Hispanic culture. Burucúa's theoretical approach to the arts in Argentina has been highly influential on visual culture studies in Latin America.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:MacArtney, Dr Hilary
Authors: Burucúa, J.E., and Macartney, H. (t.)
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > History of Art
Journal Name:Art in Translation
Publisher:Berg Publishers
ISSN:1756-1310
Copyright Holders:Copyright © Berg Publishers
First Published:First published Art In Translation 1(1) : 153-179
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Print version available at http://www.Bergpublishers.com

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