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Lecture

Per Aage Brandt: The Semiotics of Pictorial Art

Lecture with writer and professor Per Aage Brandt at Hirschsprung Auditoriet Tuesday May 24th at 1 PM

Pictorial art, or painting, is built on a semiotic phenomenon: images and imagining. But what is an image? Do images carry meaning? What is the logic of image-making, and how is it related to aesthetics? We need to go back to the beginning: SIGNS in mind and communication. Enunciation and thinking. And then fast forwards to NOW: the power of pictorial communication. Religion, politics, art, desire, the body.