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Klimt's Jurisprudence - sovereign violence and the rule of law

Manderson, Desmond


This essay develops an extended analysis of Gustav Klimt’s lost masterpiece, Jurisprudence, bringing it into a richer dialogue with its social and legal context. Jurisprudence, a suffering naked man surrounded by eyes, eerily captures the relationship between ‘sovereignty and bare life’ that Agamben argues was re-forged and refined across the 20th century. Klimt’s image might perhaps be regarded as the very first, and perhaps still the most comprehensive, representation of this profoundly...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-03-13
Type: Journal article
Source: Oxford Journal of Legal Studies
DOI: 10.1093/ojls/gqv007


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