Jusletter IT

Law, Cubism, Semiotics

  • Autor/Autorin: Jan M. Broekman
  • Kategorie: Beiträge
  • Region: USA
  • Rechtsgebiete: Rechtstheorie
  • Zitiervorschlag: Jan M. Broekman, Law, Cubism, Semiotics, in: Jusletter IT 11. September 2014
Cubist form fragmentation, in particular its destruction of a harmonious surface-structure as well as its immanent breach of reference and representation is a sign of silence, which characterizes paintings in general. When the death of a figurative image occurs, language is its first victim. That silence is in the picture – pictures are arranged to radiate silence as a sign, and that purpose seems essential in pictorial representation: Mondrian, Rothko and others painted that fascination ([22] 171). Can one do this at all? What does this mean? Does it give a clue for a new and, above all, an encompassing understanding of the multiple aspects and fragments of our jubilee’s life work?

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