15 May 2013
In my last post I should have mentioned the following article, available as a pdf: mirrors
Manning, D. (2008) ‘(Re)visioning Heterotopia: The Function of Mirrors and Reflection in Seventeenth-Century Painting’. Queen’s Journal of Visual & Material Culture. Issue One.
Manning draws out further relationships between 17th century painting and heterotopia. I particularly like the way she explains how the paintings play with an ambiguous sense of both isolation and accessibility, which is also a key feature of Foucault’s description of the social and institutional sites of heterotopia as well as the textual sites.