"Perché non parli?" Prestare la voce all'opera d'arte nel mondo antico

Giuseppe Pucci


Artworks "speak" – for, like all signs, they convey a meaning – but, as Plato remarked, they do not interact with us, it is impossible to engage in a conversation. Yet, ancient inscriptions and literary epigrams try to overcome this difficulty by means of various expedients. The way in which they "lend voice" to statues and paintings, making them dialogue with the viewer/reader, is examined here in a semiotic perspective.

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