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Ekphrasis

The Spurious Case of Synesthesia in the Popular Arts

Raluca MĂRGINAŞ


Abstract:

Whether we talk about genuine “synesthesia” in the context of scientific research or just exploring general realms of perception, it still remains a fascinating phenomenon. This article focuses on works that unify the senses, drawing a somewhat historical sketch, a commentary upon the thin line between highbrow art and popular forms of art. The compelling “synesthetic experience” can also be found in the uneven mixture of image and words, thus suggesting different points of departure for further projects.

Keywords: synesthetic experience, popular art, rigid conceptions, medium

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