Introduction

Affinity between Literature and Visual Art

"Painting is silent poetry, and poetry painting that speaks." (Simonides)

"As is painting so is poetry." (Horace)

 

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Tang Yin

Poems

 

Qi Baishi

Poems

 

Zhang Daqian

Poems

 

Chu Ge

Poems

 

Luo Qing (Lo Ch'ing)

Poems

 

William Blake

The Sick Rose

 

John Keats

La Belle Dame Sans Merci

Alfred Lord Tennyson

The Lady of Shallot

 

 

 

Concepts of Mimesis

Plato
  The Republic, Book X
Aristotle
The Poetics
Philostratus
  Imagines

 

The Power of Art

Gorgias
  Encomium of Helen
Horace
  Ars Poetica
Pliny
   

 

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The Long Conversation between Painting and Poetry

 

 

 

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