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Évocation et abstraction : Une approche alternative au réalisme des dioramas

Abstract : Dioramas are usually associated with an analog museography, based on a principle of similarity. If these devices aim to establish a relationship of transparency with reality, other presentations choose to propose abstract and symbolic approach. This is the case of the “Living Mountain” gallery of the Natural History Museum of Grenoble. In support of this example, our publication wishes to reveal the semiotic functioning of this museography. We answer three main questions: does this approach break with the approach of dioramas or does it propose only a different access to reality? So yes which form of relationship to reality does it introduce? And how does it determine new ways of visitor perception? In conclusion, we propose a particular form of literacy, “museum literacy”.
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Eric Triquet. Évocation et abstraction : Une approche alternative au réalisme des dioramas. Culture et Musées, Avignon Université, 2018, L’art du diorama (1700-2000), pp.107-129. ⟨halshs-02054652⟩



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