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Universum (Talca)

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CHATEAU, Pierre. Visual Culture and History of Art. The highlight of Visual Studies. Universum [online]. 2017, vol.32, n.2, pp.15-28. ISSN 0718-2376.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-23762017000200015.

In this investigation the Visual Studies are examined as arising from a self-criticism practice from within Art History discipline and also its own highlight about its conceptual and epistemological categories. The observer, the inclusion of non-artistic images, the visuality, and the central concepts of the Aesthetic and Art History have been put to the test, to the extent that it has been turn over to their own origins, with the aim of understanding them and analyzing them in their real meaning, according to their historical particularity, and, at the same time, the possibility that images can be conceived as thinking acts questioning these conceptual notions beyond their spatial and temporal specificity.

Keywords : Visual studies; History of Art; visual culture; imagen; self-criticism.

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