Poets


Ut pictura poesis (as is painting so is poetry). Horace 

A poet creates verbal images, colors, sounds, emotions, and thoughts through words, just as an artist creates visual images through visual elements by turning them into abstract forms, representational figures, and portraits; portraits of poets. The following drawings take part in an installation project titled “Portrait of a poet, portrait of a poem.” The project consists of portrait sketches of modern and contemporary poets from different parts of the world.

Emily Dickinson,  Pen and marker  on pink paper, 12x15cm, 2016

Aldana  Merini, Pen and marker  on pink paper, 12x15cm, 2016

Gertrude Stein, and marker  on pink paper, 12x15cm, 2016

Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks, Pen and marker  on pink paper, 12x15cm, 2016

Marina Cvetaeva, Pen and marker  on pink paper, 12x15cm, 2016

Wislawa Szymborska, Pen and marker  on pink paper, 12x15cm, 2016

Stevie Smith, Pen and marker  on pink paper, 12x15cm, 2016

Franco Fortini,Pen and marker  on pink paper, 12x15cm, 2016

Giuseppe Ungaretti, Pen and marker  on pink paper, 12x15cm, 2016

Alaide Foppa, Pen and marker  on pink paper, 12x15cm, 2016

Sylvia Plath, Pen and marker  on pink paper, 12x15cm, 2016

Forough Farrokhzad, Pen and marker  on pink paper, 12x15cm, 2016

Sarojini  Naidu, Pen and marker  on pink paper, 12x15cm, 2016

Ghada al Samman, Pen and marker  on pink paper, 12x15cm, 2016

Allen Ginsberg, Pastel  on paper, 21x29.7cm, 2016

Walt Whitman, Pastel  on paper, 21x29.7cm, 2016

Amiri Baraka, Pastel  on paper, 21x29.7cm, 2016

Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks, Pastel  on paper, 21x29.7cm, 2016

Anna Akhmatova, Pastel  on paper, 21x29.7cm, 2016

Elizabeth Bishop, Pastel  on paper, 21x29.7cm, 2016

Maya Angelou, Pastel  on paper, 21x29.7cm, 2016

William Carlos Williams, Pastel  on paper, 21x29.7cm, 2016

Wallace Stevens, Pastel  on paper, 21x29.7cm, 2016

Lucille Clifton, Pastel  on paper, 21x29.7cm, 2016


Wislawa Szymborska, Pastel  on paper, 21x29.7cm, 2016

Alda Merini, Pastel  on paper, 21x29.7cm, 2016

Louise Bogan, Pastel  on paper, 21x29.7cm, 2016

Portrait  of  Poet, Portrait  of  a  Poem, Installation, CAC, 
Cincinnati  Center  for  Contemporary Art, 2016