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Neus Galí

Silent Poetry, Painting that Speaks

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Acantilado

Non fiction

January 1999

384 pages

Essay, Human Studies

Original Title: Poesía silenciosa, pintura que habla

The comparison between poetry and painting constitutes a theme that comes up repeatedly in treatises on art, and the celebrated expression “Ut pictura poesis” has been widely studied in relation to the artistic theories of the Renaissance. None the less, and in spite of the fact that it was first formulated by Simonides, there had been no serious study of the conditions in which the expression first appeared in Greece and its early development there. From Simonides to Plato, this book offers a fascinating journey from the first formulation of the expression up to its position in aesthetic theory.

Praises

«A fascinating book by Neus Galí».
Ignacio Vidal-Folch, El País

«This book is an erudite and indispensable historical-aesthetic study that opens up a new place within which to analyse our modern iconosphere projectively».
Miguel Ángel Ramos, La Razón

«Published with great care by Acantilado, this book without a doubt forms part of the most beautiful collection to have come out in the last few years».
J.L. Rodríguez del Corral, El Mundo

«Neus Galí has the knack of putting over in her study the transcendence of that metamorphosis within which poetry acquires a potential mercenary dimension».
Berta Ares, Revista de Letras

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Acantilado

Non fiction

January 1999

1 pages

Essay, Human Studies