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Dal Laocoonte a Watchmen. La poesia sta alla pittura come il cinema al fumetto

Published May 15, 2012
Keywords
  • Comics,
  • Representations of temporality,
  • Representations of spatiality
How to Cite
Portera, M. (2012). Dal Laocoonte a Watchmen. La poesia sta alla pittura come il cinema al fumetto. Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi dell’estetico, 2(2). Retrieved from https://oajournals.fupress.net/index.php/aisthesis/article/view/513

Abstract

Moving from the famous essay by G.E. Lessing (Laokoon, 1766), my paper aims at applying Lessing’s distinction between poetry and painting (conceived as the art of temporality – painting – and the art of spatiality – poetry) to the couple cinema/comics. For this purpose, I analyse a particular comic book (precisely, a graphic novel), Watchmen by Alan Moore, and its recent film version directed by Zack Snyder (2009).