Lecture FICTION AND REALITY by Patricia Lambertus

November 17, 2016, 10 am – 1 pm

Many thanks to the artist Patricia Lambertus for her lecture “Fiction and Reality. The extension of the pictorial space – from the canvas painting into the physical space” and discussing the works of our participants.

Each image producing medium explores the boundaries between physical space and fictional space. One of the oldest known forms is the trompe l‘oeil painting. This illusionist painting simulates the three-dimensional perspective view. Already in Pompeij they used this technique to visually enlarge the interiors. The French term of trompe l‘oeil (fool the eye) shows us that reality emerge as the picture is viewed. 

The artist Pere Borrell del Caso painted 1874 „Escapando de la Critica“ (fleeing the criticism). As a self-reflexive attitude within his work, the issue itself is still interesting in our times. The artist René Magritte painted 1929 „La trahison des images“ (The Treachery of Images). He shows us the relationship between the object, its name and its representation. „Ceci n‘est pas une pipe“ the sentence below the picture, demonstrate that even the most realistic image of an object is not identical with the object itself. It has nothing to do with the reality where you can plug or smoke the pipe.

This lecture shows different strategies of dealing with fiction and reality – pictorial space and physical space – in art and how it can be used in site-specific installations.(Patricia Lambertus)

More information on the Patricia Lambertus Website.