Fascination and the Choice of Sacrifice

By | May 3rd, 2023|LRO 373|

In Hans Holbein’s The Ambassadors, there is a strange object that disturbs the painting’s opulence. In Seminar XI, Lacan tells us that the spectator can only see the true form of this object on his way out of the room. Along a similar line, towards the end of the seminar, Lacan points towards a cause [...]