Mariotto Albertinelli, Creation and Fall of Man, 1513 - 1514. Kept in the Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery, London

Mariotto Albertinelli, Creation and Fall of Man, 1513 – 1514. Kept in the Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery, London

Pictorial continuous narratives: Perceptual-representational strategies is the title of the research by Ian Verstegen, Tamara Prest, Laura Messina Argenton, and Alberto Argenton (†) that will be presented at the symposium Representation of events and dynamic content in the visual arts, chaired by Rossana Actis-Grosso, on Saturday 25 August 2018. The research was designed and partially developed by Alberto Argenton and Tamara Prest, starting from 2006.

The main aims of this research, quoting Argenton, were substantially two: “to perform a systematic survey of pictorial works  –  continuous narratives in a single image –  in order to ascertain what perceptual-representational strategies have been used to visually tell the story contained in the works themselves”; and “to discover how the painter solves the problem of telling a story, the episodes or events that compose it which have a sequential and therefore temporal progression, using a static medium, which both perceptually and  representatively is distinguished exclusively by spatial sign elements” (Argenton, 2013).

 

VSAC 2018 – Program