The Textual-Visual Collaborations of Blaise Cendrars

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Eric Robertson - Speaker

Blaise Cendrars’s collaborations with Sonia Delaunay, Fernand Léger and others rank amongst his most innovative and distinctive creations. Rather than conventionally illustrated books, these are ‘iconotexts’ that employ the text and images as interrelated elements cohabiting in the same discursive space. Employing techniques of collage and montage, they import tropes from painting, photography and cinema as literary practices while treating words as a visual medium. By analysing some key examples, this illustrated talk explores some of the most significant ways in which the visual arts shaped Cendrars’s oeuvre.
7 Feb 2022

External organisation (Academic)

NameCourtauld Institute of Art
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

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