The viscosity of duration: Painterly surface and the phenomenology of time in the London paintings of Frank Auerbach

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Robinson, A. 2018. The viscosity of duration: Painterly surface and the phenomenology of time in the London paintings of Frank Auerbach. Journal of Contemporary Painting. 4 (1), pp. 199-217. https://doi.org/10.1386/jcp.4.1.199_1
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TitleThe viscosity of duration: Painterly surface and the phenomenology of time in the London paintings of Frank Auerbach
AuthorsRobinson, A.
Abstract

This article aims to examine our perceptions of temporality in painterly surface and investigate the relationship between subjective perceptions of temporality and emotional ‘affect’ in encounters with painting. Frank Auerbach’s London paintings are taken as examples of ‘painterly’ surface with which to consider the elastic temporality of painting. At the centre of this investigation are the engaged and embodied artist and the engaged spectator, encountering the ‘strangeness’ of painterly surface as an intense experience, offering an enhanced sense of lived temporality: both caught in a circuit defined by Merleau-Ponty: ‘For painters, the world will always be yet to be painted...’.

LanguageEnglish
PublisherIntellect
JournalJournal of Contemporary Painting
ISSN2052-6695
Electronic2052-6709
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Print01 Apr 2018
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Deposited27 Sep 2017
Accepted27 Oct 2016
Output statusPublished
Accepted author manuscript
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© Anne Robinson, 2018. The definitive, peer reviewed and edited version of this article is published in Journal of Contemporary Painting, Volume 4, Number 1, 1 April 2018, pp. 199-217(19), https://doi.org/10.1386/jcp.4.1.199_1

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1386/jcp.4.1.199_1
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