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The Influence of Art on Description free pdf Excerpt from The Influence of Art on Description: In the Poetry of P. Pap- Statius Much has been written on the relation of poetry to the plastic arts. The text of the discussion has been stated usually in the form in which it appears in the opening sentence of Lessing's Laocoon: - 'Painting is poetry in silence, poetry is painting in speech' (Phillimore's translation). The various critics have been concerned with showing the limitations of the comparison, with emphasising the fact, in one way or another, that the two arts have different spheres, and the canons of the one cannot be strictly applied to the other. The definition passed over into Hellenistic discussion on poetry and was repeated often. Note, for example, the reference in the Auct. ad Herenn. 4, 28, 39, where it is cited as a familiar definition, being used by the orator as an example of the figure 'commutatio'- 'item, poema loquens pictura, pictura taciturn poema debet esse-' and Cicero, Tusc., 5, 114- 'Traditum est etiam Homerum caecum fuisse: at eius picturam, non poesin videmus': with Horace's well-known phrase (A. P. 361), 'ut pictura poesis. (See Christ, Griechische Literaturgeschichte, 1, p. 219.) A full treatment of the discussions on the subject is given by W. G. Howard, 'Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, ' vol. 24 (1909), pp. 40-123. Homer had inspired the sculptors. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Author : Thomas Shearer Duncan
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 1331701414
EAN : 9781331701415
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Number of Pages : 114 pages
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