Audiodescription des arts plastiques. Autoportrait de Dora Maar

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Anna Wendorff


The article addresses the problem of intersemiotic translation: translating images into words. The first part deals with the issue of image hermeneutics. Following this, eye tracking research is briefly described and museum audio description for the blind and visually impaired is introduced. A case study of Self-portrait of Dora Maar is carried out, highlighting the importance of sight in the artist’s work. The text tries to answer the following questions: Who and using which techniques and strategies should translate images into words for recipients with visual disabilities, so that the translation is satisfactory and adapted to their perception? How to provide a visually impaired person with an aesthetic experience without imposing our own perception of the image on them?


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Wendorff, A. (2021). Audiodescription des arts plastiques. Autoportrait de Dora Maar. Studia Romanica Posnaniensia, 48(4), 79-90.


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