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Author Eidt, Laura M. Sager.

Title Writing and filming the painting [electronic resource] : ekphrasis in liturature and film / Laura M. Sager Eidt.

Imprint Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, ©2008.

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Description 1 online resource (243 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Series Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft ; 117
Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft ; 117.
Note Works of art by Goya, Rembrandt and Vermeer are analyzed.
Originally presented as the author's thesis, University of Texas in Austin.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-234) and Filmography (p. 235).
Contents Toward a definition of ekphrasis in literature and film -- Methodology -- Goya's Sleep of reason in poetry, drama and film : dramatizing the artist's battle with his creatures -- Goya's Sleep of reason in Lion Feuchtwanger's novel and Konrad Wolf's film adaptation : private or social demons? -- From screenplay to film : Rembrandt's self-portraits and social identity construction through ekphrasis -- Vermeer's women in film and fiction : ekphrasis and gendered structures of vision -- Conclusion : the cerebral and the affective function of ekphrasis.
Summary This innovative interdisciplinary study compares the uses of painting in literary texts and films. In developing a framework of four types of ekphrasis, the author argues for the expansion of the concept of ekphrasis by demonstrating its applicability as interpretive tool to films about the visual arts and artists. Analyzing selected works of art by Goya, Rembrandt, and Vermeer and their ekphrastic treatment in various texts and films, this book examines how the medium of ekphrasis affects the representation of the visual arts in order to show what the differences imply about issues such as ge.
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Subject Goya, Francisco, 1746-1828 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Vermeer, Johannes, 1632-1675 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Goya, Francisco, 1746-1828
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669
Vermeer, Johannes, 1632-1675
Art in literature.
Art in motion pictures.
Painting and motion pictures.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Eidt, Laura M. Sager. Writing and filming the painting. Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, ©2008 9042024577 9789042024571 (OCoLC)262509385
ISBN 9781435695306 (electronic bk.)
1435695305 (electronic bk.)