“What Deleuze calls haptic vision is precisely this ‘sense’ of colors. The tactile-optical space of representation presents a complex eye-hand relation: an ideal optical space that nonetheless maintains virtual referents to tactility (depth, contour, relief). From this, two types of subordination can occur: a subordination of the hand to the eye in optical space (Byzantine art), and a strict subordination of the eye to the hand in a manual space (Gothic art). But what Deleuze, following Riegl, terms haptic space (from the Greek verb aptõ, to touch) is a space in which there is no longer a hand-eye subordination in either direction. It implies a type of seeing distinct from the optical, a close-up viewing in which ‘the sense of sight behaves just like the sense of touch.’ Riegl argued that haptic space was the invention of Egyptian art and bas-relief, in which form and ground are experienced as being on the same plane, requiring a close vision. Deleuze in turn suggests that a new Egypt rises up in Bacon’s work, this time composed uniquely of color and by color: the juxtaposition of pure tones arranged gradually on the flat surface produces a properly haptic space, and implies a properly haptic function of the eye (the planar character of the surface creates volumes only through the different colors that are arranged on it.” -INLAND EMPIRE and the perception of the forces: against the Figuration
The Kyoto Costume Institute
Ilustração, No. 6, March 16 1926 - 39a on Flickr.
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Via T do blog Dias que Voam.
Nakamura Gakuryou 中村岳陵 (1890-1969)
Waitress - 1933
[image description: hand-written note taped on a dry cleaner store door. it reads, “we close mon (26) - tues (27). my 3 sisters came from korea. i missed them 10 years. thank.]
This sign on cousin’s dry cleaner was pretty touching… [X]
ain’t even mad
i’m crying everywhere and i’m reblogging this so everyone else can cry everywhere too