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Tutter, A. (2014). Under the Mirror of the Sleeping Water: Poussin's Narcissus. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 95(6):1235-1264.

(2014). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 95(6):1235-1264

Interdisciplinary Studies

Under the Mirror of the Sleeping Water: Poussin's Narcissus Related Papers Language Translation

Adele Tutter

A video abstract of this article can be viewed at: http://youtu.be/7KzR6IuNf08

(Accepted for publication 25 March 2014)

Examined in conjunction with a close reading of Ovid's Metamorphoses, Nicolas Poussin's four paintings on the preoccupying theme of Narcissus and Echo reflect a developing aesthetic interpretation of its textual source. Poussin's reflective vision supports a radical reappraisal of the enigmatic myth at the heart of psychoanalytic theory and practice, in which Narcissus is construed as a far more object-related figure that seeks the formative, affirmative mirroring of the other. This in turn encourages a more versatile conceptualization of narcissistic disturbance, in which an etiologically heterogenous constellation of issues stems from a variety of disturbances in the myriad dynamic and developmental aspects of mirroring and attunement: the narcissisms.

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