Word and Image: Art, Artists, and Literature
ENGL 336 - Word and Image: Art, Artists, and Literature
Literary works that offer representations of the artist and his or her work abound, and the presentation of the artist's role in culture has a long and fascinating literary history. This course examines literary representations of art and artists, including the visual arts. How have writers described the lives and the work of writers, painters, and sculptors? What can we learn about creativity, talent, and the lives of artists from these literary works? Texts will be selected from various historical periods, and from multiple countries, in order to demonstrate the rich relationship between the visual and the literary.