Painting and Language

  • Georges Mounin
Part of the Topics in Contemporary Semiotics book series (TICSE, volume 158)


The subject of René Passeron’s book L’Oeuvre picturale et les fonctions de l’apparence 1 is basically this one problem: is painting a “language”?2 Its merit lies in tackling this problem directly and discussing it without useless intellectualization about painting.


Sive Function Torial Statement Pictorial Language Interdisciplinary Investigation Pictorial Sign 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Georges Mounin
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  1. 1.University of ProvenceAix-MarseillesFrance

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