Physiognomic Drawing of Face. History of a Derive between the Categorization and Fiction

Andrea Lucio Sotelo


The interpretation of the face and its inexhaustible meaning transformation gives a space of centrality in the Western hermeneutics. However, man has tried to build unity and ordering experience through theoretical spaces; this categorization desire of knowledge has been materialized in the physiognomy, half pagan, half illustrated. The taxonomization process that undertook many medieval knowledge unknow the crisis (κÏίσις) or the inherent breakout own interpretation of the face and the creative capacity. This obstacle however remains very present in the physiognomic drawing as the impossibility of their scientific aspirations while binds to the fiction.


Physiognomy; drawing; face; fiction; alterity


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