Merleau-Ponty's notion of "flesh" in painting

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Merleau-Ponty's notion of "flesh" in painting by Mind Map: Merleau-Ponty's notion of "flesh" in painting

1. Relation painter-world

1.1. The painter does not see the world as an external reality cut off from his/her own existence

1.2. When painting, the painter "merges" with the world's spectacle

1.3. The act of "seeing" is no more a mental act but a whole body experience-the artist "sees" with his whole body

1.4. The painter feels unified with the spectacle he observes because there is a continuity between the "flesh" of his own body and that of the the world

2. Relation spectator-work of art

2.1. The aesthetic experience reveals the continuity between the perceiver and the perceived

3. Synergy of body and mind in artistic creation

3.1. The senses of vision and touch are inextricably linked- it is as if the painter's eye "touches" the things.

3.2. The spectator feels immersed (as if with his whole body) in the painting he observes