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Confronting Images

Confronting Images

According to Didi-Huberman, visual representation has an "underside" in which intelligible forms lose clarity and defy rational understanding. Art historians, he contends, fail to engage this underside, and he suggests that art historians look to Freud's concept of the "dreamwork", a mobile process that often involves substitution and contradiction.

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According to Didi-Huberman, visual representation has an "underside" in which intelligible forms lose clarity and defy rational understanding.

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