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Here, he asserts the split between the eye and the gaze when he analyzes Holbein's The Ambassadors as a "trap for the gaze" (piège à regards), but also as a dompte-regard (the gaze is tamed by an object) and a trompe-l'oeil. In the foreground, a floating object, a phallic ghost object gives presence to the - F of castration. This object is the heart of the organization of desire through the framework of the drives.

dompte-regard and trompe l' (lil, 109, 111-12[1]


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