Las extraordinarias representaciones del cuerpo humano: dando sentido a la colección de placas de linterna mágica de George Henry Falkiner Nuttall

Ine VAN DOOREN, Sarah DELLMANN

Resumen


Tomando como punto de partida la colección del catedrático en medicina G.H.F. Nuttall, este artículo in-vestiga las extraordinarias representaciones del cuerpo humano en la historia de la linterna mágica del Occidente europeo y su patrimonio entre 1880 y 1930. Con el objeto de explicar el repertorio de imágenes a primera vista desconocidas de esta colección, los autores colocan el objeto, la técnica y las representa-ciones estéticas en un marco histórico y cultural que se explica en dos niveles. En primer lugar, las autoras aplican un análisis visual cross-media para describir los diferentes modelos desde los cuales son represen-tadas las particularidades del cuerpo humano (cartes de visite, cine de los orígenes) y, en segundo lugar, mues-tran su apariencia desde otros géneros que no utilizan las técnicas de representación de las placas de lin-terna mágica. Después de estas dos comparaciones, las autoras proporcionan una contextualización que servirá para comprender de una forma más matizada los objetos de archivo de la colección de placas de G.H.F. Nuttall y sus estrategias visuales.

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placas de linterna mágica; cine de los orígenes; fotografía médica; colección-fuente de la investigación

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