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ERIC Number: EJ1018297
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1544-0389
Graphic Poetry: How to Help Students Get the Most out of Pictures
Chiang, River Ya-ling
Journal of College Teaching & Learning, v10 n3 p179-182 2013
This paper attempts to give an account of some innovative work in paintings and modern poetry and to show how modern poets, such as Jane Flanders and Anne Sexton, the two American poets in particular, express and develop radically new conventions for their respective arts. Also elaborated are how such changes in artistic techniques are related to profound shifts in intellectual assumptions and how teachers might be able to help their students get the most out of pictures in Graphic Poetry class, apart from simply giving the students the definitions of the so-called "graphic poetry". Modern visual artists advocate the essential principle that art must set aside the conventions of the recent past and find new forms of expressions. The multiplicity of perspectives, abstraction, and obscurity all characterize the artistic tendencies in the period. Jane Flanders's "Van Gogh's Bed" and Anne Sexton's "The Starry Night" will be taken as examples to explain how the major artists in the period experiment with new forms and advocate theories of art that still exert influences on our ideas about the value of art. In addition, the paper also attempts to focus on the development of the central ideas of the Modernist period from within the mental world of the artists/poets discussed here because, in the poet's/painter's work, there are clear marks of individual character and temperament. Students can be motivated by these marks in the painting and then can easily understand the meaning that a poem conveys and thus enjoy the words and images in it.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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