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The Haptic Picture

The Haptic Picture

Organization: Markus Rath, Cooperation: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Iris Wenderholm

The research focus aims to shed light on different facets of haptic perception and the bodily characteristics of pictures by examining exemplary artifacts from the Renaissance to the present day. The status of the picture and the recipient is scrutinized with regard to haptic and tactile stimuli and sensory perception. The question at stake is whether and in how far the liveliness of pictures can, or must, be understood as a genuine and inherent impetus aiming at visual and haptic perception.