The present lecture in the first place discusses the notion of representation in the broadest sense in order to give in hand, a diverse image of different sorts of representations; from discursive to photographic including their relation to similitude.
Then focusing on the area of representation intended by Gombrich, namely the photographic pictorial representation, we will try to answer the specific question: Could Picture be a Language?
Going further, Gombrich’s cognitive-evolutive approach to picture and representation will be discussed in contrast with specific approaches:
- The naturalistic approach of Flint Schier
- The structural approach of Neslon Goodman and John Kulviki
- The cultural approach proposed by Norman Bryson and Martin Jay