calligram


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calligram

(ˈkælɪˌɡræm) or

calligramme

n
a poem in which words are positioned so as to create a visual image of the subject on the page
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The art exhibition showcased painting works of five Iranian artists that varied between calligraphy, graphics, caricature and calligram, in addition to photographs and handicrafts which provide a gateway to the Iranian contemporary art.
"Calligram" was Bernard Piffaretti's first solo show in London.
As Bolano writes: "we are going to invent to discover"-not even a comma or an ampersand divides the verbs "invent" and "discover." This synthetic and borderless model of invention--investigation is also an art of extreme precision in which a single fact, as Ezra Pound wrote, "give[s] one a sudden insight into circumjacent conditions, into their causes, their effects, into sequence, and law" and thereby "vivifies one's total perception of relations." Such is the "luminous detail" that shines from Kerik's calligram: "even without a bra / something is too tight," which bitingly testifies to the limits of second-wave feminism.
And because of its symmetrical layout, this medial-axis verse is bound to suggest a potential calligram, a carmen figuratum, or a Rorschach test.
The effect achieved is no longer that of a tightly welded cluster but a graceful calligram that has lost its gravitational center in midair.
Like "in spring comes," this poem unfolds as a calligram in two visually identical stanzas.
The first series a visitor encounters, "A Small Bouquet" (2011), takes a calligram by Frank O'Hara (of the same title) as its starting point.
(20) The customary occurrence of a chess match at the Arensberg apartment is illustrated in Juliette Roche's calligram N'Existe pas pole tempere (No Temperate Pole Exists) of 1917 to 1920 (Fig.
The text that is most representative of the 1980s would undoubtedly be the Foster anthology in one of its various editions, or Norman Bryson's Calligram where the semiotic paradigm can be more clearly identified.
That is why there is a strengthening of the homologies between poetic technique (Mallarme and Cummings' use of space, Simias of Rhodes' and Apollinaire's calligram, Carroll's and Joyce's portmanteau word, paronomasia) and the technique of the mass media and new technological resources (the visual appeal of newspapers and posters, the typographic possibilities of Letraset and the computer, the effects of holography and television).
(67) Enabling him to re-gain control over his proper name, "YOURS TRULY HUCK FINN" (362) could hardly be viewed as a trademark of naive subjectivity or of tom-foolery, for that matter; neither is it a calligram or cartouche of abnegation, abdication, decommissioning, or of any subversive agenda.