Abstract. The description and interpretation of the visual composition phenomenological approach, based on the precise depiction of the lived perceptual experience and its integration in the process of interpretation, offers a powerful tool for critical analysis. Although this theoretical framework opens up many different approaches, in this paper I will focus on Merleau-Ponty's phenomenological account of perception and on the viewer experience described by Vivian Sobchack with the self-contradictory term us…
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