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Re: [teacherartexchange] Need Art Relating to Literature and Poems (Ekphrastic art)


From: Dulcius (dulcius_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Oct 31 2007 - 17:49:54 PDT

Sir Frank Dicksee and John William Waterhouse both have fairly well-known
and easy-to-find images of Keats' poem La Belle Dame Sans Merci (for that
matter, Keats went the other way, writing about a Greek vase in "Ode on a
Grecian Urn").

Waterhouse also has a very famous image of Ophelia from Shakespeare's
Hamlet, as does Millais.

In fact, I bet those darn Pre-Raphaelites had lots more literary paintings
if you wanted to do a bit more looking!

Lydia in Toledo

----- Original Message -----
From: "Judy Decker" <>
To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2007 9:42 AM
Subject: [teacherartexchange] Need Art Relating to Literature and Poems
(Ekphrastic art)

> Dear Art Educators,
> It is time for me to come to the list for help (smile). I am looking
> for specific works of art relating to Literature and Poems (works that
> I can find on line - I am not going to the library to look up books).
> I have Demuth's "Number Five in Gold" (William Carlos Williams poem)
> and now have Quidor's Headless Horsemen.
> John Quidor, "The Headless Horseman Pursuing Ichabod Crane", 1858
> The Headless Horseman Pursuing Ichabod Crane - Speaking of Pictures
> Interactive
> I only want titles of works that I can find somewhere on line and am
> particularly interested in tie ins with American Literature/Poems.
> This is called Ekphrastic Art. I am researching this for my husband
> and for an ArtsEducators list member. I have Ekphrastic Art linked on
> my Comprehensive Arts page (but the images are no longer there). If
> you are interested in more on this topic, let me know.. I do have some
> links - but with not so famous works of art (I will have to see where
> I "stashed' them).
> Thank you in advance for your help.
> Regards,
> Judy Decker
> Incredible Art Department
> Incredible Art Resources
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