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On the Artistic Value of Belladonna of Sadness from the Perspective of “Haptic Visuality”

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DOI: 10.23977/jfar.2021.010301 | Downloads: 7 | Views: 302


Pan YiTong 1


1 School of Theater, Film and Television, Communication University of China, Beijing 100024, China

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Pan YiTong


“Haptic visuality” is a new way to study films that emerged in the theoretical circle of modern films in the 1980s, which shifts the focus of films from visuality to “haptic sense”, and proposes to appreciate the artistic value of films from the perspective of multi-sensory experience with images. In the animated film Belladonna of Sadness directed by Eiichi Yamamoto, “haptic visuality” occupies an extremely vital position in the display of its artistic value. This paper will try to appreciate and discuss the skin of the image composed of fluctuating lines, high-speed movement and psychedelic colors, the inner struggle of the characters under distortion and tearing, and the film body perceiving women’s oppression and resistance.


Haptic visuality, Belladonna of sadness, Skin of the image, Feminism


Pan YiTong, On the Artistic Value of Belladonna of Sadness from the Perspective of “Haptic Visuality”. Journal of Frontiers in Art Research (2021) 1: 1-3. DOI:


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