Iconicity in artistic creation: visual poetry

Maria Argyropoulou


Although in oral societies iconicity works decisively and determined in the performance of reality and in the formation of communication through physicality and movement, in the societies of writing reality is attributed through the commitment of sound and its consolidation into an arbitrary image. The latter through the alphabet becomes a still sign that alienates the thing it represents from its true physical image. The image can then be searched in the reader or in the illustrator, but, also, in the way that the writing itself builds the space it occupies with its texts, either in arbitrary and conventional ways, or by drawing images of movement from everyday life. Literature and here in particular poetry in its visual form comes to a significant extent lift the element of arbitrariness of the language sign. At the same time, however, leaves room for interaction between the sonic words and the typographical space which becomes partly apparent through visual poetry. The search for how iconicity works in the societies of writing and leaves room for interaction of audio words and typographic space through visual poetry is the subject of the study.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.26220/cul.4262

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