par Jacques, Alexia ;Lefebvre, Alex
Référence Cahiers de psychologie clinique, 24, 1, page (199-225)
Publication Publié, 2005-04
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : As one of the finest works of man, the artistic creation has always been a major source of interest for psychologists. Several authors now consider that this process can be understood as a transitional space that metaphorizes the primary maternal relationship, first object of desire, first inkling of Desire. They regard the maternal relationship as an envelope which will later on serve as a projective screen for enabling the emergence of artistic productions. The purpose of our presentation is to further explore the func-tions associated with the artistic productions of 7 professional painters, as well as to better define the relationship they have developed with their art work. The results are discussed in the context of the «Moi-peau» model developed by the French psychoanalyst, Didier Anzieu (1985), in terms of the following functions: maintenance, containment, protective-shield, individuation, consensuality, sexual stimulation support, libidinal reloading, and trace recording. Overall, they indicate that the process of artistic creation is intimately linked with the artist's ability to elaborate the following tensions: body vs. mind, archaism vs. representation, and sensoriality vs. mentalization. The artist is a «person» who articulates the psychic processes coming from the inkling of desire (maternal function), as much as those arising from of the Desire (paternal function).