25 Eylül 2007
"bu yaz da barthes okudu..."
"viewed as a transition the face of Garbo reconciles two iconographic ages, it assures the passage from awe to charm. as is well known, we are today at the other pole of this evolution: the face of Audrey Hepburn, for instance, is individualized, not only because of its peculiar thematics (woman as child, woman as kitten) but also because of her person, of an almost unique specification of the face, which has nothing of the essence left in it, but is constituted by an infinite complexity of morphological functions. as a language, Garbo's singularity was of the order of the concept, that of Audrey Hepburn is of the order of the substance.
the face of Garbo is an Idea, that of Hepburn, an Event."
roland barthes, the mythologies