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Arts & Societies - Letter of Seminar #96 - Philippe Bettinelli


Philippe Bettinelli is a national heritage curator, responsible for the “Public Art” collection at the French National Center for the Visual Arts. Teacher at the Louvre School and a member of the editorial committee of the review Histoire de l’art, he takes a special interest in the history of moving images. He is working, in particular, on the relationships between painting and cinema and on the surviving legacies of Romantic landscapes, as well as on the relationships between video games and contemporary art.

Arts & Societies - Letter of Seminar #96 - Philippe Bettinelli

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Philippe Bettinelli, "'Immersing the Most Familiar Things is an Irrational Atmosphere': Objects in the Films of Andreï Tarkovski" in Letter of Seminar, Arts  and Societies, n°97, October 2017



In Andrei Tarkovsky’s films, the objects are as important as the characters. In each of his shots, he pays as intransigent attention to them as he does to everything else. One may recognize therein an echo of old still lifes, but that does not suffice to account for the main function they perform in a process where their materiality serves to highlight the realm of the invisible. Philippe Bettinelli attempts here to rediscover the sources of these images of things by activating the notion of the living still life—an indispensable notion for our seminar.

Laurence Bertrand Dorléac

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Laurence Bertrand Dorléac

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