Concerning the union of poetry and photography to create an autonomous art form, possessing a cohesive narrative with symbolises and metaphorical imagery.
An ongoing practical study by Najma Hush to further our knowledge on how images and words have a direct impact on each other, with precise relation to how a cohesive narrative can be expressed symbolically and metaphorically without cliché, illustratively obvious or on the other hand – as a direct antonym – without being too abstract.
On the outset, the aims of this project are to devise a unique method directly practicing an emerging trend; the unifying of image and literature/poetry to create a narrative (in either prose or verse).
- “When art works combine textual and visual elements, how do the modes of attention specific to reading text and viewing images interact and modify each other?
- What factors determine whether the combination of textual and visual elements in such works enriches or limits their meaning and aesthetic value?
- How are evaluative and interpretive responses to such works affected by the development of enhanced reflective awareness about the processes involved?
- How can critical and psychological models of perception and aesthetic experience inform and be informed by the creation of new works of art?”