Articles from 1(5)/2011 – Femininity, Feminism and Female Identity in Visual Representations

FEMINISM, FEMININE DISCOURSE AND THE REPRESENTATION OF WOMEN IN THE NEW ROMANIAN CINEMA

Doru POP

Keywords: Women’s cinema, Representation of female identity, Male gaze, Violence against women, Feminist theories, Rape in movies

Abstract:   The main research question of this paper is centered around the the possible connections between the new Romanian cinema and the contemporary feminist theories. Are there any traces of a «women’s cinema» in the «Romanian new wave», is there any... Read More

COMMENT LE CINÉMA HÉRITA DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE: LE REGARD, LA FEMME, LE RÉALISME

Ioan POP-CURŞEU

Keywords: photography, cinema, painting, realism, sight, crime, woman’s condition

Abstract: Taking as a start point the apparition of photography and the way the new invention was received by artists and intellectuals, the present article aims at proposing a few answers to the question why a new medium provokes major cultural changes, at a level of perception, at an aesthetic one, or at... Read More

SEARCHING OURSELVES IN OTHER PEOPLE – A FEMINIST AND MARXIST KEY OF TIME (2006) DIRECTED BY KIM KI-DUCK

Stănuţa Nicoleta POPA

Keywords: Kim Ki-Duk, Marxism, feminism, psychoanalysis, violence

Abstract: The hypothesis of the article is that dynamic images reveal their meanings with the aid of an array of methods supporting the analysis. The selection of the methods finds its reasoning in the idea that a film suggests a fantasy story within the ideology of an era. In this context the spectator... Read More

LES NOUVELLES MASCULINITÉS DANS LES FILMS D’ANIMATION LONG-MÉTRAGE DE DERNIÈRE GÉNÉRATION. RÉVOLUTION DU GENRE?

Iulia HASDEU

Keywords: recent cartoons, new masculinities, male domination

Abstract: By proposing a thematic analysis of gender within the long-length cartoons like Monstres et Cie., Robots, In search of Nemo, How to train your dragon, Madagascar, Up, Cars, Ice Age, Toy Story, the article suggests a critique of the idea that these megaproductions are subversive. The ancient myth... Read More

MARIA CALLAS EN ACTE: L’IDENTIFICATION D’UN MONSTRE SACRÉ

Anne-Laetitia GARCIA

Keywords: Maria Callas, diva, acting, woman’s status in performative arts, icon, cinema

Abstract: Between 1947 and 1965, Maria Callas developed not only an unconventional style of operatic singing while reviving the bygone technique of bel canto, but also her consummate acting. With her, the dramatic essence of the operatic genre sprang forth anew on the stage: the performing body combined... Read More

FEMMES OBJETS ET FEMMES BOURREAUX: L’ÊTRE HUMAIN PRIS ENTRE AMOUR ET ÉROTISME CHEZ A. ADAMOV ET LES ARTISTES POP

Ştefana POP-CURŞEU

Keywords: Arthur Adamov, Pop Art, eroticism, women as objects, women as menkillers, exhibition, lost intimacy

Abstract: As shown by most of the artistic tendencies of the second half of the XXth century, the woman, as a character or as a represented image, reveals a deep and often painful transformation which took place in the way couple relations were conceived, may they be social, sentimental or simply sexual.... Read More

NOUVELLES IDENTITÉS DE LA FEMME-ARTISTE DANS LES REPRÉSENTATIONS CONTEMPORAINES DU CORPS

Liviu MALIŢA

Keywords: Body art, menstrual art, ideal feminine identity, nudity, violence

Abstract: The paper discusses the use of the human body as a material and artistic object. The main hypothesis is that the body is a part of a wider process of innovation and revolution in art. Following those artists who implement the creative act on themselves, using their own body, and those works of... Read More

EROTICON – A COMPARATIVE APPROACH OF VISUAL POETICS IN AMOROUS FICTION

Mihaela URSA

Keywords: erotic fiction, possible worlds, narrative theories, the philosophy of “as if”, useful fictions, Lancelot, Chrétien de Troyes, Guinevere, Tiresias, Ovid, Metamorphoses

Abstract: The paper proposes the concept of eroticon in order to better define the unique nature of love fiction. Unlike other forms of prose, erotic or amorous fiction use the impact of visual poetics in order to describe the love situation. The demonstration first states the presence of a reccurent scene... Read More

RITUAL AND METAMORPHOSIS – A READING OF MADONNA'S FROZEN

Marius CONKAN

Keywords: esoteric forms, music videos, denotation, connotation, mirror stage, material imagination, otherness, identity, metamorphosis

Abstract: This essay aims to interpret it, the video-clip of the pop singer Madonna, by means of three research methods: iconology, semiotics and psychoanalytic. This hermeneutic approach is an attempt to extract the deep meanings of the esoteric ceremony initiated by the main female character in a musical... Read More

L’ART ÉROTIQUE: LE NU FÉMININ

Andreea Elena CIUCLAN

Keywords: women, feminity, beauty, sensuality, nudity, erotic art, pornography, photography, criticism

Abstract: Womanhood – unique treasury of beauty and sensuality continues to raise the interest of critics in every field it has been considered a part of. No matter if there is literature, photography, film or advertising, it becomes a subject of discussion and controversy. Most of the times,... Read More

A WOMAN’S 69 LOOKS – CINDY SHERMAN’S UNTITLED FILM STILLS –

Daria IOAN

Keywords: Feminine imagery, film still, surveillance, visual cliché, identity quest, antiphotography

Abstract: The American photographer Cindy Sherman created a new form of pictorialism, using the film still as basis for a series of feminine portraits which confronted visual arts’ world with the social pressure’s recurrences on women’s stereotyped imagery during some decades of the 20th... Read More

THE SEDUCTION OF THE GAZE. CASE STUDY: THEDA BARA, PHOTOGRAPH. THE FILM SIN, 1915

Marina ŢUPRAN

Keywords: Gaze, femme fatale/vamp, semiotics, seduction

Abstract: The female character born with the birth of the photographic camera: the femme fatale. Focusing on a photograph of the actress Theda Bara, the author interprets the connection between two fundamental verbs of the visual culture, to see and to have, and their connection with the formation of the... Read More

I DARE NOT TOUCH THE WORK OF ART (OR DO I?)

Laodamia DASCĂL

Keywords: Painting interpretation, triangulating methodologies, factual observation, hermeneutic investigation, psychoanalysis, feminism

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to analyze Tiziano Vocellio’s early work, dated in 1511, entitled Noli me tangere, from multiple methodological points of view. During the investigation of the work of art, the author uses a comparative method as the guide and organizer of ideas. The work of art... Read More