VISUAL DIRECTIONAL POEM



Visual directional poem, 1976
visual poem by VIOLA
mixed media, photo, collage
and writing on paper


The Monocromi di poesia (Poetry monochromes) [...] can be considered one of the results of that experimental research on the poetic language which is a fundamental aspect of my artistic activity.

They are the fruit of a new consideration of the linguistic value of some poetical materials I had experimented between 1971 and 1972 as part of an analysis of the relations between word, image and matter, and they are also the fruit of the attempt to re-introduce them as fundamental elements in an experimentation of poetical behaviour based on the relationship between word and gesture, verbal and iconic-gestural signs.

So the relationship can no longer be qualified as a neutral background receiving a verbal or chromatic inscription but, through the manipulatory gesture, the manifestation of a mode of behaviour, which becomes an active and integrated moment of verbal and gestural communication, while the chromatic choice expresses the psychological nature of the creation, a well-defined and definable moment of the mental and perceptive spectrum.
(L. Viola, 1975)





Viola, 1970,
collage on paper, 17 x 25 cm



Viola, 1970,
collage on paper, 17 x 25 cm



A-poesia, 1972,
mixed media & writing on paper, 13 x 18 cm



A-poesia, 1972,
mixed media & writing on paper, 13 x 18 cm



Renaissance, 1973,
writing on body, photo



Yellow body of poetry, 1975, mixed media & writing on paper,
75 x 110 cm max.



Green body of poetry, 1975,
mixed media & writing on paper, 75 x 110 cm max.



Red body of poetry, 1975,
mixed media & writing on paper, 75 x 110 cm max.



Self-portrait through the colours of my work-table, 1975,
tempera, collage & writing on paper, 70 x 100 cm


Self-portrait through the colours of my work-tie, 1975,
tempera, collage & writing on paper, 40 x 100 cm


Liber sacer, 1976,
object - book, 18 x 25 x 12 cm



Liber sacer, 1976,
object - book, 18 x 25 x 12 cm



Visual poem, 1976,
mixed media on paper, 30 x 70 cm



Visual poem, 1976,
mixed media on paper, 30 x 70 cm



Visual poem, 1976,
mixed media on paper, 30 x 70 cm







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Luigi Viola

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