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Kristeva’s project is then positive: an artistic activity wins over the melancholic moment, which in return can bring into the system of representation new and thus far unknown dimensions. The bonds that tie the subject to the body and meaning are recovered and secured again. There are peculiar bonds that link together melancholy, realism, and mimetic art. Melancholy, despite the break and the loss of meaning, requires a strong will to sustain and preserve the body and the image of it, thereby placing itself at the site of re-presentation and reference.
As Deborah Hayden points out, “It was this silent disease that perplexed and fascinated the medical community in the nineteenth century when scientific research dedicated itself to understanding, treating and seeking a cure for it. ” 12 Although widely represented, the syphilitic face was marked by gender which, in turn, organized and controlled depictions of the disease. As Sander Gilman argues, the beginning of the 19th century brought with it a newly-formed binary model of representation that focused on the ailing face of the prostitute and the genitals of the syphilitic male.