Ekphrasis, ut pictura poesis and Tuvia Rübner
Chapter One: The Fall
Peter Breughel’s The Fall of Icarus, Marc Chagall’s
The Fall of Icarus and Tuvia Rübner's The
Fall. Poetry and painting: basic questions of comparison;
the museum of words: Rübner's book.
Chapter Two: The Ambassadors of Death
Hans Holbein’s The Ambassadors and Tuvia Rübner’s
The Ambassadors. The portrait: the ambassador of
death, a guide to the silent museum of words.
Chapter Three: Horse and Rider
Simone Martini’s Guidoriccio da Fogliano and
Tuvia Rübner’s Horse and Rider. The paradoxical
animation of death in poetry. Rübner's voyage towards
death. The Photograph in Rübner's world.
Chapter Four: The Silence of Words
Tuvia Rübner’s Two Zen Paintings. Rübner's
use of Haiku and Zen. The image in poetry. Imagism. Poetics
Chapter Five: The Structure of Narrative
Casper David Friedrich’s Chalk Cliffs on Rueben
and Tuvia Rübner's Chalk Cliffs on Rügen.
Renaissance vs. Romanticism. Narrative poetics in painting
Chapter Six: The Chaos of Colors and
the Order of Words
Joseph Mallord William Turne’'s Peace - Burial at
Sea and Tuvia Rübner’s The Ship.
The language of paintings. Painting as text. The inseparable
world of word and image.
Chapter Seven: The Fallen Angel and the Survivor's
Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn’ Descent from the Cross
and Tuvia Rübner’s Descent from the Cross. Word
and image in the religious world. The survivor and the story
of redemption. Past, memory and the survivor as a living dead.
Walter Benjamin. The end of the journey is in the beginning:
Rübner, the heavenly beauty of the dead image, and the
Mimesis and the Difference between Word and Image