By Laura M. Sager Eidt
This cutting edge interdisciplinary examine compares the makes use of of portray in literary texts and movies. In constructing a framework of 4 varieties of ekphrasis, the writer argues for the growth of the concept that of ekphrasis by means of demonstrating its applicability as interpretive instrument to movies in regards to the visible arts and artists. reading chosen artistic endeavors through Goya, Rembrandt, and Vermeer and their ekphrastic remedy in a number of texts and flicks, this e-book examines how the medium of ekphrasis impacts the illustration of the visible arts as a way to exhibit what the diversities indicate approximately matters equivalent to gender roles and the functionality of artwork for the development of a private or social id. due to its hugely cross-disciplinary nature, this booklet is of curiosity not just to students of literature and aesthetics, but in addition for students of movie reports. via supplying an leading edge method of discussing non-documentary motion pictures approximately artists, the writer exhibits that ekphrasis is an invaluable instrument for exploring either aesthetic issues and ideological matters in movie. This learn additionally addresses paintings historians because it offers with the reception of significant artists in ecu literature and picture in the course of the twentieth century.