La excepción en la regla : la obra historietística de Alberto Breccia (1962 – 1993)


Vazquez, Laura
Gené, Marcela




307 p.


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The hypothesis of this project is to demonstrate how the work of Alberto Breccia (Montevideo, 1919 - Buenos Aires, 1993), specifically in the period 1958-1993, would be both an authorial and artistic corpus as an ethical legacy built from the work as part of the industrial craft. Thus, popular culture and its possibilities - tracked through the body of work - would present complex dimensions, hardly reducible to its schematism but at the same time unable to escape from it completely, since it is intertwined in its historical constitution. The study of this work would be, on the one hand, the evolution of a series of situations and processes within Argentine popular culture. On the other hand, it would also be the result of personal and vital decisions by an author in a mass culture medium. If comics are one of the modern languages developed during the twentieth century, reading it from the perspective of an author like Breccia would present a particular way of understanding the cultural history of contemporary Argentina.

Is it possible, then, to find in the work of Alberto Breccia an aesthetic experience of comics, meaning new ways of reading, understanding new possibilities of plastic and artistic experimentation within the entertainment industry, made possible by the connection between readers/consumers, the product and their ability to re-appropriate particular meanings within that relationship? To research the work of Alberto Breccia means to go through a series of works, some of them done as an assignment - that is, as a paid labor -; and some of them performed as experimental - those that stress the limits of comics language without completely leaving that specific market -.

In that tension it would be conjugated much of the controversies and contradictions of the processes of Modernity (the high and the low, the image and the word, masculine and feminine, original and reproduced, the center and the periphery); factors that go through Breccia's work and allow it to be considered a testimony of his attempts to resolve them and radicalize them at the same time.

Título obtenido

Doctor en Ciencias Sociales

Institución otorgante

Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Ciencias Sociales

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