cutting on the action

photography and film – facts, ideas, values

Ecphrasis


Ecphrasis


Plato:

“You know Phaedrus, that is the strange thing about writing, which makes it truly correspond to painting.
The painter’s products stand before us as though they were alive,
but if you question them, they maintain a most majestic silence.
It is the same with written words; they seem to talk
to you as if they were intelligent, but if you ask them anything
about what they say, from a desire to be instructed,
they go on telling you just the same thing forever”.



Advertisements

March 23, 2008 Posted by | ecphrasis | | Leave a comment