Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Ekphrasis Class

Art Begets Art: Ekphrasis
Instructor: Sophia Kartsonis
Time:TR 11:00 am - 12:20 pm Columbus College of/Design Studios on Broad/210
Required Texts:
Poets on Painters,ed. J.D. McClatchey
Dimestore Alchemy, Joseph Cornell
Inflorescence by Sara Hannah

Not required but you might enjoy: By Nightfall by Michael Cunningham. It deals with art, and some of the literary allusions will be familiar after some of our studies.
Also, the very pricey but intriguing: The Gazer's Spirit by John Hollander

The following will be part of our discussion tomorrow and some of your weekend homework. You need not have read it before class as I posted it very late.
Much of what we will be focusing on is how much we need to be able to "see" the piece rendered in language.
Torso of Apollo
Archaic Torso of Apollo
Shield of Achilles
The Shield of Achilles
More about the original piece of art
Stealing the Scream
Landscape with the Fall of Icarus
Musee de Beaux Arts
Essay: Ekphrasis or Not?

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