September 21, 2019 Meeting

Saturday, 2:00 p.m. 

Lafayette -Orinda Presbyterian Churchupstairs room 201

I. Welcome and Introductions: Richard W. Angilly, President

II. Robert Eastwood

Constructing the Image:

 Parallels Between Pointillism and Poetry 

Although he considered painting a “nobler” art, the polymath Leonardo da Vinci wrote, “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” Connection between the two art forms has a long history, though not as long as the mental arc that connects human senses. Although graphic and literary art take different sensual avenues to the mind, their mental embodiments overlap in what can be generalized as “the image.” There is a strongsimilarity in the 19thcentury painting technique popularly called pointillism, which creates an image in the mind through adjacent dabs of color, and the construction of mental imagery by way of rich, figurative (as in poetic) language.

Robert Eastwood is Vice President of the Ina Coolbrith Circle. Hispoems have appeared most recently in3Elements Review, West Texas Literary Review, Sky Island Journal, Cimarron Review and Poet Lore. He has two books: Snare (Broadstone Press, 2016) and Romer (Etruscan Press, 2018). His third, Locus/Loci, will be published in 2019 (Main Street Rag).

 III. Refreshments provided by Denise Barney

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