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Unpainting Collodi's Fireplace

Wilson, Stephen (2012) Unpainting Collodi's Fireplace. In: Pinocchio, Puppets and Modernity: The Mechanical Body. Children's literature and culture . Routledge, New York; London, pp. 109-134. ISBN 9780415890960

Type of Research: Book Section
Creators: Wilson, Stephen

This paper presents the story of Pinocchio, considered in terms of its inherent ambiguity, combining some of the diverse representations of Pinocchio and Geppetto that reside in the history of film, print, literature and visual culture. While the subject of the inanimate object breathing life remains a favourite subject within all art disciplines; a key distinction in this paper is the connection of Pinocchio to 19th Century painting. The chapter looks closely at the enduring fascination of the Pinocchio story – how this centres on Collodi’s integral disruption of Pinocchio’s situation. Central to this portrayal is the way in which the writing of Collodi’s story can be associated with the subject of contemporary painting as a potential model for the betrayal of visual representation as well as the recent use of provisional aesthetics within contemporary painting and fine art practices. The paper presents how Collodi’s story, written periodically and uniquely in serialised events, presents an allegorical misplacement for the reader or viewer in relation to visual culture and post painterly abstraction.

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Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: history of film, print, literature and visual culture; Collodi.
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Routledge
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Camberwell College of Arts
Colleges > Chelsea College of Arts
Colleges > Wimbledon College of Arts
Date: October 2012
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2013 15:41
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2023 04:46
Item ID: 6028
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/6028

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