Monday, April 16, 2007

Relationship between Poetry and Painting

When viewing Tang Dynasty Wang Wei's works, scholars stated that "One saw a poem in his painting and a painting in his poem." Since I read this line, I have been wondering the relationship between these two arts.

Which one started to influence another one? or did they emerge simultaneously and always influent each other at the same time? How many perspectives are there?


xinsong said...

looks great. Nice picture.

xinsong said...


Kimberly said...

Yes, that is a very interesting phenomena--painting as a visual representation of poetry. It would be interesting to see how the pictures were chosen. Was the image preconceived in the poet's mind, was it a synergistic journey that both had to travel in order to come up with the best picture? Which came first, the poems? the pictures?