THE PLEIADE POETS ON ART
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The key issue of paper are relations between poets and artist in 16th century France, especially during the years 1540-1570. Strongly interested in contemporary painting and architecture, Pierre de Ronsard, the leader of the famous Pleiade school of French Rennaisance poets, had created many poems inspired by visual arts. By examining Pleiade's works (Joachim Du Bellay's Les Antiquitez de Rome, Les Regretz; Pontus de Tyard's Douze fables...; Ronsard's Des peintures contenues dedans... and Elegie a Janet), this essay analyzes how architectural or pictorial motifs were applied by poets, who confronted at court with centralist patronage system, have to compete for finite financial resources with visual artist, much more popular among royal and aristocratic patrons.
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