‘0ne Good Art Form Deserves Another’ (Abbs, 1982): The Visual Arts and the Writing of Poetry
This case study explores the writing of poetry in response to stimulation from the works of artists, including Van Gogh,Picasso, Dali and Chagall. Examples of students' poems will be shared and will be explored considering imagination, expression and language development. The work of Peter Abbs will inform the study as will the work of Tom Barone, Maxine Greene and Elliot Eisner.
A combination of an arts-based research paradigm and hermeneutical inquiry will serve as a research methodology. The results of the inquiry will be outlined discussion will take place on how different art forms in conversation can create new meanings and synergies.
Keywords: Poetry, Visual Arts, Meaning Making, Imagination, Expression
Lecturer, Department of Education and Professional Studies, University of Limerick