An Experiment in Experimental Poetry

By Salvador Conesa Tejada and José Mayor Iborra.

Published by The International Journal of Humanities Education

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The purpose of this research focuses on the proposal of an artistic practical regarding“visual poetry”, which forms part of the Fine Arts Bachelor Degree of the University of Murcia. This academic investigation began with the intention of developing new practical activities in the subject of Illustration capable of reinforcing the theoretical content, in this case: illustration, typography and visual language. The main objective will be to show the parallels existing between illustration and verbal poetry; we will go from image and the written word to the drawn word, from a verbal language to a visual one. In the preparation process, the student will apply techniques and knowledge acquired in the theoretical classes, as well as researching different works carried out previously by professionals. The final exercises will be classified and analysed according to the proposed theoretical content. From this first classification, the expressive impact of visual poetry and the new “paragrammatical” dimensions raised by the image of a verbal poem will be investigated. The drawn conclusions will show the new mental associations that arise beyond the deviation of the grammatical standard, in other words, image modifies the perception of what is written and activates a new interpretation of the text.

Keywords: Shape, Perception, Visual Poetry, Image, Drawing

The International Journal of Humanities Education, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp.25-31. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 637.414KB).

Dr. Salvador Conesa Tejada

University of Murcia, Spain

Salvador Conesa Tejada was born on 16th June, 1976 in Cartagena, Spain. He has a BA and PhD in Fine Arts from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. He is a professor in the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Murcia, where he teaches Illustration. Since 2007, he has been an arts researcher with an early interest in drawing and later in illustration. He has also been a member of the ZEUS Research Group since 2010. Throughout his artistic career since 1999, he has had individual exhibitions at Val i 30 Gallery, La Aurora Gallery, La Clave Gallery and has participated in art fairs, such as ARCO and ARTMADRID.

Dr. José Mayor Iborra

University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain