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Foucault on Painting

Catherine M. Soussloff


Catherine M. Soussloff argues that Michel Foucault’s sustained engagement with European art history critically addresses present concerns about the mediated nature of the image in the digital age. She explores the meaning of painting for Foucault’s philosophy, and for contemporary art theory, proposing a new relevance for a Foucauldian view of ethics and the pleasures and predicaments of contemporary existence.

Keywords: Foucault philosophy painting art theory aesthetics pleasure European

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781517902414
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9781517902414.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Catherine M. Soussloff, author
University of British Columbia