Creativity. Inspiration. The two go hand in hand, much like art and literature.
Stories have long inspired art: Sir John Everett Millais painted a lifeless Ophelia floating in a stream, a scene from Shakespeare's Hamlet; Salvador Dali created captivating gouache images to accompany Alice in Wonderland; Rodin crafted a monumental sculptural work based on Dante's Inferno, appropriately called The Gates of Hell. Examples of art taking inspiration from literature abound.
The ALL Show presents artwork created by School of Art students, alumni and faculty. Each participant approaches the relationship between art and literature in a unique and personal way. The exhibition includes painting, drawing, book art, sculpture and more, all influenced by a love for literature, be it classical, literary or popular.
Please visit the show to see artworks both inventive and visually inspiring along with books that inspired them.
The ALL Show is curated by Professor Claire Lieberman and Victoria Hartzog, graduate student in the School of Art, in collaboration with Jean MacDonald, Literature and Languages Librarian at Milner Library. It is free and open to the public.