Volume 10, Issue 1
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A live-show painting is a unique art experience and more unique is the live-show painting that takes place amid an interaction between the artist and his audience. The discourse taking place consists in an artist who is receiving propositions from his audience while painting. The present study is a cognitive discourse analysis of the interaction artist/audience in line with a semiotic analysis of the content of the resulting painting. Since the resulting painting blends the mental representations of the artist with those of the audience, this live-show painting is framed within a complex conceptual integration network that is a triple-scope rather than a double-scope network. The framework is Gill Fauconnier & Mark Turner’s (2002) Conceptual Blending Theory that fits into the understanding of the interaction artist/audience during the live-show painting. Thus the present study investigates a perceived interface between visual art, discourse, and Cognitive Linguistics.


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Keyword(s): blend; live-show painting; mental space; projection
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