Narrative Pictures

Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 67 (1):119 - 129 (2009)

Bence Nanay
University of Antwerp
This paper is about visual narratives. Most of the examples used in the philosophical literature on narratives are literary ones. But a general account of narrative needs to be able to cover both pictorial and literary cases. In the first part of the paper, I will argue that none of the most influential accounts of narrative are capable of this. In the second part, I outline an account of visual narratives, or, rather, of our engagement with visual narratives.
Keywords Narrative  Picture perception  Narrative pictures  Pictorial narrative  Depiction  Action
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DOI 10.1111/jaac.2009.67.issue-1
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