Contemporary art and Hanna Segal's thinking on aesthetics.

  title={Contemporary art and Hanna Segal's thinking on aesthetics.},
  author={Adela Abella},
  journal={The International journal of psycho-analysis},
  volume={91 1},
From the point of view of the history of ideas in psychoanalysis, a major shift may be described from Freud's starting point considering art as sublimation of sexual desires on a largely objectal level to later developments emphasizing the presence in art of destructiveness and narcissistic conflicts. Segal's contribution represents a watershed in this evolution. Following Klein, Hanna Segal suggests considering art in relation to depressive anxieties and reparation in such a way that artistic… CONTINUE READING


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