February 27, 2007

Together or Seperate?

Brann, ''Pictures in Poetry: Keats's 'Ode on a Grecian Urn'' -- Jerz EL312 (Literary Criticism)

"Painting is poetry keeping silent; poetry is a talking picture"

I think this quote was the most helpful when I was trying to understand what Brann's argument was. I think that he was basically upset that critics no longer feel that poetry and paintings relate to another.

"Painting is poetry keeping silent; poetry is a talking picture"

I think this quote was the most helpful when I was trying to understand what Brann's argument was. I think that he was basically upset that critics no longer feel that poetry and paintings relate to another.

Posted by GinaBurgese at February 27, 2007 1:08 AM | TrackBack
Comments

You're right. We get so caught up in criticisms that we forget sometimes to just admire the beauty of the picture or poem in front of us.

Posted by: Erin at February 28, 2007 2:19 PM

I feel that a poem draws a picture in my head that I could take as a painting. The language and style used to create a poem is also the same as an artist painting with certain colors and different strokes.
We have to, as Erin said, admire the beauty of both kinds of art to fully appreciate the beauty and truth of both that relates to the real world.

Posted by: Denamarie at February 28, 2007 9:38 PM

I am so glad that you selected the quote about Paintings and Poetry, because poetry is a portrait that provides realistic (or unrealistic) situations that the reader tries to imagine in his or her head. But I do think that while admiration is important to a piece of literature, we do find that the realism or moral behind a piece of literature is what causes us to admire a poetry even more. I consider poetry more as a 1920's movie with color, rather than a talking painting. I think that we can see more than one scene, and we portray a real or moral image in the minds of the reader or author.

Posted by: Jason Pugh at February 28, 2007 11:05 PM

I think you picked a great quote to discuss, as it touches on something that I always find myself struggling with:

Does life imitate art or does art imitate life?

Think how often that sentiment has applied to your own life. Kind of surprising, isn't it?

Posted by: Kevin at March 1, 2007 4:07 PM
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