Woodcut - Graphic poem 1503.

Woodcut - Graphic poem 1503.

Friday 2/14/2014

poetry; ancient; 1500s;

The Basel Minster in Switzerland (1019 - 1500)Pics by Maya

Wednesday 8/14/2013

tiles; Architecture; 1500s; ancient; 1000s;

Publilius Optatianus Porphyrius, Poem XIX. Carmina figurata, 1595.

Publilius Optatianus Porphyrius, Poem XIX. Carmina figurata, 1595.

Wednesday 9/19/2012

carmina figurata; ancient; poetry; 1500s;

Text art before Gutenberg and Jesus! “Axe” by Simmias of Rhodes, around 325 BC. Probably the oldest surviving visual poetry (printed in 1579). It commemorates heroes of war and is 


meant to be read in “chiastic” fashion: the first line, then the last line, then the second line, then the second-to-last line, and so on until concluding in the center.


Via.

Text art before Gutenberg and Jesus! “Axe” by Simmias of Rhodes, around 325 BC. Probably the oldest surviving visual poetry (printed in 1579). It commemorates heroes of war and is 

meant to be read in “chiastic” fashion: the first line, then the last line, then the second line, then the second-to-last line, and so on until concluding in the center.

Via.

Friday 5/25/2012

1500s; poetry; ancient;

Publilius Optatianus Porphyrius 1595…poem…Carmina Figurata.

Publilius Optatianus Porphyrius 1595…poem…Carmina Figurata.

Tuesday 4/3/2012

1500s; ancient; poetry; textart; carmina figurata;