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Phenomenology 2005

Volume 3, Issue Part 2, 2007

Selected Essays from Euro-Mediterranean Area Part 2

Nicoleta Szabo
Pages 561-594
DOI: 10.7761/9789738863347_6

La genese de la visibilite et l’eff ort du corps
Konrad Fiedler, Edmund Husserl et Maurice Merleau-Ponty

This essay proposes a phenomenological interpretation of Konrad Fiedler’s philosophy of art. He’s a Nineteenth century German philosopher who’s theory of visibility (die Sichtbarkeit) and body (der Leib) comprises, in many aspects, a phenomenological view avant la lettre. We compare Fiedler’s account of visibility with Husserl’s phenomenology of the visual representation and we argue that the artistic visibility and the activity of the body proposed by Fiedler may be considered as a phenomenological solution for the problem of artistic creation. Finally, we underline the conceptual affinity between Fiedler’s theory of the body implicated in the making of artistic works and the Merleau-Ponty’s own view of it.

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