“I HAVE SPREAD MY DREAMS UNDER YOUR FEET. TREAD SOFTLY BECAUSE YOU TREAD ON MY DREAMS”. WHERE VISUAL ART MEETS VERBAL ART: CONSTANTIN BRÂNCUȘI AND W.B. YEATS


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Roughly speaking, Constantin Brâncuși and William Butler Yeats lived approximately in the same period, Brâncuși, 19 of February 1876 – 16 March 1957 and Yeats, 13 of June 1865 – 28 of January 1939. They were, we may say, contemporary for some time. We do not know, for sure, if the two ever met, but we do know that Yeats knew Brâncuşi’s work through Ezra Pound. In his work, A Vision, the result of his wife’s automatic writing, as the poet himself claimed, Yeats referred to Brâncuși and precisely, this reference made me look for similarities and differences between the two exceptional titans. Specifically, this is the issue to be analysed in the present paper. Therefore, in this paper I intend to make a comparative study between visual art, namely Constantin Brâncuși and verbal art, namely W. B. Yeats. It is also worth mentioning that I intend to approach the topic by examining the work of other predecessors who dealt with this theme, from another point of view. The difference between them is that they embraced different ways to express themselves; what unites them is the passion for the art they embrace on the one hand, and on the other, they are modern artists, and yet they reached modernism through traditional devices.

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