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Culture visuelle du jeu sportif dans la première modernité

Abstract : Although games during early modernity, thought of as (proto-)sporting practices, have aroused the interest of historians, historians of art and images have rarely examined them. Nevertheless, the visual culture of that period profoundly defined the relationship that connects images and sports. Attesting to the elaborate nature of the very notion of games, these images represent the locus of a political, legal, medical, and religious re-semantisation of sporting practices. The rise and transformation of the imagery linked to physical exercise are here questioned from the perspective of the visual productions that contribute to the image of the sporting body, to the elaboration of sporting techniques as well as to the change in leisure behaviors whose conception has been redefined since the Renaissance. Pre-modern visual culture thus provides elements that answer the question: could one be a “sportsman” before the eighteenth century?
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Antonella Fenech Kroke. Culture visuelle du jeu sportif dans la première modernité. Perspective - la revue de l'INHA : actualités de la recherche en histoire de l'art, Institut national d'histoire de l'art / A. Colin, 2018, p. 109-128. ⟨10.4000/perspective.9411⟩. ⟨halshs-02050036⟩



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