De Kooning, O'Hara, Prynne: towards a poetics of paint

Goddard, Louis (2014) De Kooning, O'Hara, Prynne: towards a poetics of paint. Bristol Journal of English Studies (4). pp. 1-15.

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Abstract

In May 1995, the British poet J.H. Prynne was invited to speak at a symposium on the work of the Dutch American Abstract Expressionist painter Willem de Kooning, held at what was then the Tate Gallery in London. In the course of an illuminating lecture on de Kooning’s 1963 oil painting 'Rosy-Fingered Dawn at Louse Point', Prynne put forward a theory linking the painting with Frank O’Hara’s 1957 poem ‘Ode to Willem de Kooning’, suggesting that a thread of influence - the trace of a sort of reverse ekphrasis - might connect the two works. This paper explores this suggestion in detail, presenting some practical evidence to support Prynne’s hypothesis before moving to consider it on a more theoretical level.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Subjects: N Fine Arts > ND Painting > ND1130 General works
P Language and Literature > PR English literature > PR0500 Poetry
P Language and Literature > PR English literature > PR6050 1961-2000
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Depositing User: Louis Timothy Robert Goddard
Date Deposited: 28 May 2014 09:07
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 04:54
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/48822

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