Poussin and the Poetics of Painting: Pictorial Narrative and the Legacy of Tasso by Jonathan UnglaubPoussin and the Poetics of Painting: Pictorial Narrative and the Legacy of Tasso by Jonathan Unglaub

Poussin and the Poetics of Painting: Pictorial Narrative and the Legacy of Tasso

byJonathan Unglaub

Hardcover | February 6, 2006

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Torquato Tasso's poetic discourses were the most important source for Poussin's theory of painting. The poet's ideas on artistic imitation, novelty, and plot structure and unity, which are exemplified in his epic La Gerusalemme liberata, proved to be fundamental to the artist's conception of narrative painting, culminating in the Israelites Gathering Manna. Offering new interpretations of his works, this book also investigates Poussin's larger literary culture and how this context illuminates the artist's response to contemporary poetic texts, especially in his mythological paintings.
Title:Poussin and the Poetics of Painting: Pictorial Narrative and the Legacy of TassoFormat:HardcoverDimensions:298 pages, 9.96 × 6.97 × 0.91 inPublished:February 6, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521833671

ISBN - 13:9780521833677

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Table of Contents

1. 'Ut pictura poetica' - Poussin and the poetics of Tasso; 2. Poussin's Novit...; 3. Metaphorical reflections in Echo and Narcissus and Rinaldo and Armida; 4. The critique of Gerusalemme liberata and the visual arts; 5. Poussin, Marino and painting in the Ovidian Age; 6. Poussin, Raphael, and Tasso: the poetics of history painting; 7. Poussin and the Gerusalemme liberata: action into episode, history into myth.