The UT Pictura Poesis Tradition and English Neo-Classical Landscape Poetry

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The parallel between poetry and painting harks back to Antiquity. It seemed obvious because both arts appeal to the intellect, as well as the eye. In his Ars poetica (approx. 20 b.C.), Horace gave a terse formulation of the parallel: ut pictura poesis. Later critics dislodged what was in Horace an obiter dictum, from its context, in which Horace referred to the appropriate distance of a beholder/reader from a picture/text. In English literature, the Neo-Classical cult of the Ancients straddling the year 1700 produced a ...

The UT Pictura Poesis Tradition and English Neo-Classical Landscape Poetry 2013, University Press of Southern Denmark

ISBN-13: 9788776746636

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