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L'atopie dans le De pictura

Abstract : From "circumscriptio" to "receptio luminum", considering Alberti's De pictura from the point of view of physics, enables us to analyse not only the notion of place but that of the negation of place, i.e atopia. By approaching "circumscriptio" through a set of terms, Alberti moves from the notion of place as identified by the "lines" to atopia, a notion suggested by the original use of the term "fimbria", in french "bord fibreux", in a work devoted to painting. From place to atopia, one may easily trace the logic of Alberti's thought about the pratice of a visual art fonded first on drawing, but ultimately attempting not to make visible limit-"lines" which he calls "rimulae".
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Isabelle Bouvrande. L'atopie dans le De pictura. Albertiana, Société internationale Leon Battista Alberti et Olschki, 2004, VII, pp.115-130. ⟨hal-00959727⟩



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