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«ESTREMA TULE». SUR UNE MÉTAPHORE GÉOGRAPHIQUE CHEZ ROBERTO LONGHI


François-René Martin

 

 

 

This article investigates the metaphor estrema Thule used by Roberto Longhi in an essay written in 1941 on Italian and German art. For Longhi, the painter that evokes the mythological place of Thule, at the edge of the world, is Grünewald: a position that is significant in many aspects, from the problematic date in which the text was written to the general conception of "estrangement" in Western culture.