“Greenaway insistently draws the viewer’s attention to the frame as a powerful ideological device shaping our perceptions and representations of reality and reducing the natural world to a representation. Greenaway treats the frame as a system of ordering and containment, as a plotting device and aid to conspiracy, and as a human construct that has become the dominant mode of engaging with and accessing reality. By ‘holding’ the world’s living entities within its borders, the frame becomes the means and the medium through which we see and understand natural processes; the frame re-presents the world back to us as primarily a human artifact and an object of vision.”

Paula Willoquet-Maricondi, “The Spirit of Place in Peter Greenaway’s The Draughtsman’s Contract”

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