|Title||Anatomical Fragments: Magritte, trauma and 'La Gâcheuse' [Fragments anatomiques : Magritte, le traumatisme et la gâcheuse]|
This article, a contribution to the Mélusine issue 'Masculin-féminin', considers René Magritte's controversial gouache 'La Gâcheuse' – a female torso with a skull in place of the head – in the light of trauma theory in the writings of Cathy Caruth. The article considers the role of anatomical drawings in Magritte's work and his deployment of the technique of resolving 'problems' within his works, as explained in his article 'La ligne de vie'.
|Keywords||Magritte, surrealism, anatomy|
|Journal citation||XXXVI, pp. 97-112|
|Publisher||Association pour la Recherche et l'Etude du Surréalisme (APRES)|
|Published||28 Feb 2016|