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The inverse of Horaces ut pictura poesis,
here we have painting like poetry, the poetry
of W B Yeats or Ezra Pound, for instance.

Indeed, one might say that Ewa Gargulinksa has

brought the poetry back into painting.
Poetry is a free association of idea and images

within a loose, but not altogether disconnected,

framework. Gargulinskas framework is classical

mythology, the sculpture representing it,

and modern psychology. These two are not

entirely alien to each other, as Freud has shown.

Of particular interest is the fact that the images

emerge out of the paint, as it were, and rarely

reach anything like naturalism.
This is truly painting poetry, the most fascinating
aspect of which is the emerging mirror-image.

 

Cyril Barret, Head of Philosophy
Campion Hall, Oxford
March 1999

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