Книга: Agbabi Patience «Metamorphosis: Poems Inspired by Titian»

Metamorphosis: Poems Inspired by Titian

Серия: "National Gallery London"

As part of a unique collaboration between the National Gallery and the Royal Opera House, fourteen leading poets were invited to respond to three great masterpieces by the Renaissance painter, Titian: Diana and Callisto, Diana and Actaeon and The Death of Actaeon. Titian's paintings were inspired by Ovid's Metamorphoses - stories of transformation - and depict the fatal consequences of a mortal tragically caught up in the affairs of the gods. Titian would have known Ovid's poem from a contemporary translation in Italian. This book's introduction by Nicholas Penny, Ovid, Titian, and English Poetry, shows how Titian incorporated specific elements from Ovid's verses in his paintings, and compares some of the most famous translations in English, from the first version by Arthur Golding (1565) to those by Joseph Addison (1717) and Ted Hughes (1997). The late Lucian Freud described Diana and Callisto and Diana and Actaeon as'simply the most beautiful pictures in the world'. These new poems, each illustrated with full-colour details from Titian's paintings, demonstrate the quality and range of writing in Britain today, and show how Old Master paintings continue to inspire living artists.

Издательство: "Yale University Press" (2012)

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Agbabi, Patience

(1965- )
   Agbabi, one of the "Next Generation" poets, was born in London to Nigerian parents and fostered from birth by a white family. She lived in Sussex and North Wales and graduated from Oxford University. In her debut poetry collection, R A W, published by Gecko Press in 1995, Agbabi uses a rap style and won the 1997 Excelle Literary Award. Her work appears in numerous journals and anthologies. "Her strength is a punchy, polyvocal delivery which juxtaposes rap with fluctuating metres and intonations without ever losing the thread," writes The Weekly Journal (from the book blurb). Some lines from "Ufo Woman" in Transformatrix (her second collection, Payback Press, 2000) vividly portray the sense of not belonging (she was asked if her color washed off ). She was featured on National Poetry Day in October 2000. Agbabi has read at key literature festivals in the U.K. and at music festivals. She has also worked extensively for The British Council, delivering her work in Europe and Africa. "The London Eye" is one of her poems on the London underground trains.
   Sources: Canongate Books Ltd. (www.canongate.net). Contemporary Writers in the UK (www.contemporarywriters.com). New Internationalist magazine on-line (www.newint.org/issue326/mix.htm). Poetrybooks.co.uk (www.poetrybooks.co.uk).

Источник: Agbabi, Patience

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