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Dana Arnold

dictum ‘painting is silent poetry, and poetry is talking painting’ to Horace’s perhaps better known adage some four centuries later ‘ ut pictura poesis /as painting so is poetry’ that has become almost synonymous with eighteenth-century preoccupations with landscape. Whilst acknowledging that pleasure is derived from both poetry and painting, Lessing sought to differentiate between the two. 9 If it is true that in its imitations painting uses completely different means or signs than does poetry, namely figures and colours in space rather than articulated sounds

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