Pregnancias. Sobre cuatro lavis de Colette Deblé


  • Jacques Derrida
  • Joana Masó (trad.) Universitat de Barcelona/ Université Paris 8
  • Javier Bassas (trad.)

Paraules clau:

representation and quotation, female body, phallogocentrism and painting, Echo and Narcissus


How should the representation of the female body in Western art history be quoted, both assimilating masculine patterns and models and printing, at the same time, the traces of the Other’s body? This question extends through Jacques Derrida’s text on French painter Colette Deblé’s wash-drawings (lavis), and raises notions like engendering, birthgiving and pictorial quotation. In Deblé’s work, the legacy of Art History and its mythology engenders an endless series of wash-drawings in which water does not intend to “wash” the tradition “out”, but to wet it, soak it with new waters, drain it and make it resound anew.