Victor I. Stoichita's scientific contributions

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In this original and lucid account of how Spanish painters of the 16th and 17th centuries dealt with mystic visions in their art, and of how they attempted to "represent the unrepresentable", Victor Stoichita aims to establish a theory of visionary imagery in Western art in general, and one for the Spanish Counter-Reformation in particular. He reve...

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... On account of its particular interpretation of the doctrine of Incarnation -and by virtue of it-Catholicism has always maintained a deep, even ontological, relationship with images and their mediations (Didi-Huberman & Repensek, 1984;Freedberg, 1989;Menozzi, 1995). Starting as early as the Baroque times, the use of architectures as vast scenic apparati, along with a new conception of the frame and of the pictorial form itself (Careri, 2017;Stoichita, 1995), led to a fundamental reconfiguration in this relationship; a 'modulation' -and specifically a 'reduction'-in the perceptual, and thus mental, distance from the divine. ...