Department of Philosophy, Sala Seminari
Seminar of Philosophy of Image
On Ernst H. Gombrich’s Conception of Illusion in DepictionUniversity of Padova
In the first part of the talk, I analyze the role played by the notion of ‘illusion’ in the arguments put forward by Ernst H. Gombrich in Art and Illusion (1960). In the second part, I show how some points made by Gombrich have been interpreted and further developed in more recent debate on the nature of pictorial experience.