21 May 2019
Ut pictura poesis
Cécile Vincent-Cassy (Université Paris 13); Jesus Ponce Cárdenas (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
In his Moralia, Plutarch attributed to Simonides the dictum “Painting is silent poetry, and poetry eloquent painting”, which was later quoted by and paraphrased by the Latin poet Horace as ut pictura poesis. Taking Emilio Orozco Diáz’s (1909-1987) pioneering studies on this subject as the point of departure, this International Workshop explored the historical and theoretical relations between art and poetry in the Hispanic Monarchy between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Cloe Cavero contributed to this discussion with a paper on the relations between painters, and poets at the court of Cardinal Sandoval y Rojas, Archbishop of Toledo (1599-1618) and one of the most compelling art patrons in early-seventeenth-century Spain.