den Zuhörer zum Zuschauer zu machen

I have been writing art criticism for many years, but today my interest for: ekphrasis locus amoenus  genius loci are mainly connected to my fictional writing (my two ways of writing are not (cannot be?) unrelated). I’m trying to find a way to transfer/transmit the emotional experiences of places in as few words as absolute…

Ut pictura poesis

Tuesday I wrote a short note on Locus amoenus (latin for “pleasant place”). Today I have focused on a related term, namely Ekphrasis. Ekphrasis is related to Locus amoenus because they both deal with visualizing through words. According to Helge Ridderstrøm Many scholars make use of James Heffernan’s [Museum of Words: The Poetics of Ekphrasis from Homer to Ashbery, 1993]…

Locus amoenus

Reading The Rings of Saturn is an adventurous journey. Today it led me to have a look at the concept: Locus amoenus latin for “pleasant place”, locus amoenus is a literary term which generally refers to an idealized place of safety or comfort. A locus amoenus is usually a beautiful, shady lawn or open woodland,…