By Gabriela Goldstein
A revolution is brewing in psychoanalysis: after a century of fight to outline psychoanalysis as a technological know-how, the concept that of psychoanalysis as an paintings is discovering expression in an unconventional go back to Freud that reformulates the connection among paintings and psychoanalysis and during this strategy, discovers and explores uncharted routes via paintings to re-think difficulties in modern medical paintings. This e-book explores contemporary contributions to the prestige of psychoanalytic idea on the subject of artwork and creativity and the results of those investigations for today´s analytic perform. The identify, Art in Psychoanalysis, displays its double viewpoint: artwork and its contributions to concept and medical perform at the one hand, and the reaction from psychoanalysis and its “interpretation” of artwork. those essays disclose the “aesthetic price of analytic paintings while it can create whatever new within the relation with the patient”.
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They include the current state of affects in their two aspects of inner experience and motor expression. Finally, in addition to these neural maps of Self there are maps of any Other with whom one is interacting, and of the interaction itself. Every map of self, other, and the interaction between them is constantly altering in response to every change in each of the others. Initially, these neural maps are in the form of wordless mental images that can be converted secondarily into language (Damasio, 1999, 2003).
Although the engine is there, it is, as it were, represented by the steam it emits, producing a visual “softening” of its physical mechanical nature, as, in language, the expression “the masts in the harbour” uses a part of a sailing ship to refer to the whole ship while, by implication, conveying its state of rest (as would “the sails on the lake” convey the impression of boats in motion). ) We are familiar with metonymy and condensation in literature, but it also occurs in painting, sometimes within the painting itself, and sometimes in the associations and reflections of the aesthetic experience stimulated by the painting.
6 ART IN PSYCHOANALYSIS In this respect, aesthetic formalists have revived the teleological idealisations of the metaphysics of Aristotle and, especially, due to his transcendentalism, of Plato. Plato sought to purify thought by rejecting its origins in sensual experience, just as aesthetic formalists sought to reduce representation in painting to a means for revealing the end on which aesthetic experience depends—that is, the formal elements of the work of art. I want to argue that a reduction of the cave drawings of our Ice-Age ancestors derogates their creativity, as well as the psychological utility of their art, because it detaches the expression of the sinuous power of the animals from the lines that instantiate their shape, motion, strength, and danger, as well as value, to the carnivorous hunters.