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Interactions between Poetry and Painting: Alfred, Lord Tennyson with Dr. Sue Schopf
In this final installment of her three-lecture series, Dr. Sue Weaver Schopf will explore the artistic possibilities when painting and poetry work in tandem to convey ideas and express emotion, using the work of Alfred, Lord Tennyson as the lens.
What can poetry express that painting cannot? What can painting express that poetry cannot?
Among the many poems of the 19th century, none were more frequently illustrated than those by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. What drew artists to his poetry, and how did their paintings enhance or further elucidate the author’s works?
For those who wish to read in preparation for the lecture, Dr. Schopf recommends reading the following poems by Tennyson, which can be found online at View more
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