BAZIN ONTOLOGY OF THE PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGE PDF

Taulrajas We accept the object before us in photography as credible, really existing, and actually re-presented. In ancient Egypt the plastic arts, like statuary, were substitutes for dead bodies. Clearly we have a new dialectic or a new phase in the dialectic. He gets the difference between photographic images and other types of images. Bazin continues to ontoolgy that the desire to see reality, though it is merely an illusion created via painting, is a mental need and realism in art is caught between the aesthetic and a deception aimed at fooling the eye. Notify me of new comments via email.

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Taulrajas We accept the object before us in photography as credible, really existing, and actually re-presented. In ancient Egypt the plastic arts, like statuary, were substitutes for dead bodies. Clearly we have a new dialectic or a new phase in the dialectic. He gets the difference between photographic images and other types of images. Bazin continues to ontoolgy that the desire to see reality, though it is merely an illusion created via painting, is a mental need and realism in art is caught between the aesthetic and a deception aimed at fooling the eye.

Notify me of new comments via email. His specialization is modern Jewish though and philosophical aesthetics. To Bazin photography makes us see the world anew. Andre Bazin is undoubtedly a famous figure in film criticism and film theory. Bazin may have argued, however, that the counter-position — that photography is not objective — incorrectly translates his proper position. It has no depth but it has breadth.

Rather, it is in what the image signifies that is at issue: Summary In ancient Egypt the plastic arts, like statuary, were substitutes for dead bodies. In the fifteenth century, Western painting turned from a concern with spiritual realities and aesthetics to one in which spiritual expression is combined with an imitation of the outside world that is as close as possible to reality. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Bazin also believes that, because of the technical and scientific method of photography, the aesthetic experience derived is much more in-line with personal perception.

Bazin uses the French word objectif, which means the bazjn of a camera, and overtly, in the French text, plays on this meaning. Photography and cinema are plastic realisms. FYI — I read the biographical information in Wikepedia. This is not in dominant usage bazi it has historical currency and it is the sense in which Bazin uses the word. Probably, his worsening health condition and his immense love for photography and cinema drove him into a philosophical contemplation about death and reach a conclusion that photography is the last word in argument with death.

Benjamin refers to Dadaism as an attack on reason, logic, materialism, and nationalism through the arts. But what is this for us science-minded people? His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics.

The mind of God. Do you agree or disagree? He states that there is a basic psychological need in man to outwit time and preserving a bodily appearance is fulfilling this desire. Thus, by providing a defense against the passage of time it satisfied a basic psychological need in man, for death is ontolkgy the victory of time.

While he does invoke some melodramatic flourishes of a destiny in the birth of photography, the various works with which he identifies are not about the construction of self enclosed totalities. You are commenting using your Facebook account. The machine automaton became important in such.

We believe in what seem to be photographic images — even when we know that images can be tampered with, altered, or completely created without the idexical chemical process. We learn this from them, or we learn it ourselves, through investigation. The fact that a human hand intervened cast a shadow of doubt over the image. Viewed in this perspective, the cinema is objectivity in time. But for the Stoics there is a functional relationship between an image impression and reality, irregardless of whether we are aware of that relationship or not.

I think Bazin, even if he accepted that film is often modified, would argue that the best cinema ontoligy attempt to capture reality as it is. Related Posts.

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He compares this practice to the birth of the plastic arts. He states that there is a basic psychological need in man to outwit time and preserving a bodily appearance is fulfilling this desire. Because, however, pyramids and labyrinths could be pillaged, statuettes were developed as substitute mummies in case anything were to come of the real one. In the fifteenth century, Western painting turned from a concern with spiritual realities and aesthetics to one in which spiritual expression is combined with an imitation of the outside world that is as close as possible to reality. This left painting torn between two ambitions—the expression of spiritual reality and symbol and the desire for duplication of the world around us.

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Historiography This is what Walter Benjamin argued about photography and film. Now interestingly enough, what is signified by a mirage, is actually water. Photography tricks us because its mechanical nature seems objective and reproduces the model. Jamie L.

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