English 430: Literature & the Visual Arts

September 17, 2009

Ut pictura poesis and Laocoon (slideshow)

Filed under: Contexts & resources,Key terms,Slideshow — charleshatfield @ 10:53 am

The following slideshow/lecture relates to the doctrine of ut pictura poesis, the tradition of “Sister Arts” criticism, the development of the idea of paragone (contest, contrast, or struggle) between the arts, and the challenge to ut pictura poesis posed by Lessing’s seminal essay Laocoon:

Images of the Laocoon Group are also included.

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