RE-IMAGINING ART IN EKPHRASTIC POETRY

Posted On Nov 11 2015 by

The close relationship that can be established between poetry and painting may be studied in the evolution of the concept of ekphrasis, a Greek rhetorical term originally used to refer to a descriptive passage in writing. In recent times, however, the meaning of the term has narrowed gradually, being limited, first, to visual descriptions and then to the description of a real or imagined work of visual art. In this paper, we focus on the ways in which ekphrastic poems simultaneously depend on and enhance the life of the paintings by which they are inspired. This is a process by …


(Română) JEAN LE GAC. AUTOPORTRAIT RÉEL ET IMAGINAIRE

Posted On Jul 18 2014 by

Since the 70’, Jean Le Gac – one of the most recognised French painter, and born in 1936 – creates, in a polyphonic and imaginary autobiography, a fictional and key-role character – by copying the images of children’s books from the 30′, and making montage of photos-texts, and artifacts. Those works have been shown at Biennale of Venise, Documenta V. Kassel, Guggenheim MuseumNew York, Museum Art Oxford, Centre Georges Pompidou, FIAC, Paris… L’effraction douce – an exhibition shown in Aix-en-Provence in 2009 – in which Jean Le Gac pays an original and iconoclastic homage to Pablo Picasso – reveals how …


(Română) LE SILENCE DE LA PEINTURE, L’AUTRE LANGAGE DE IONESCO

Posted On Jul 18 2014 by

            Towards 1980’s Ionesco starts to distance himself from the theatre in search of another language which translates better the images born from his imagination or from his unconscious own mind. Fully aware of the danger of becoming the prisoner of his own clichés, Ionesco makes out of painting his favourite activity, essential for his interior and spiritual journey. Never really abandoning his writing, Ionesco finds in painting a new form of expressing himself, but one which transforms, little by little, in an equivalent system of expression and becomes only a temporary subterfuge against l’angoisse de …