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Joan Brossa
Poema visual
Visual Poem
1989
How did you arrive at visual poetry? I started doing poetry in the classical sense of the literary code and, in fact, I decided to write plays because I was seeking another dimension to plain literature; I thought that the theatre offered me this other dimension. Maybe it was the movement. In poetry, I started working with language a lot; later I noticed the bulk of the wig and knew that if I could remove this wig I’d be able to show the head of the poem. Many people never take this step. All this led me – especially in Em va fer Joan Brossa – to a very expressive poetry, anti-rhetorical, direct, without many adjectives, but with vibrancy – this vibrancy, if you don’t have it, you can’t learn it, you either have it or you don’t. It’s the duende [spirit]. And the duende, Lorca says, is not a thought, it is a power. And from here to visual poetry is another step. Everything has been a process. Moreover, as I’ve had to work in difficult times, I’ve always been interested in publishing, but it’s never been my main objective. I think everything has become coherent, not gratuitous. One thing develops from another until a building is formed. A communion, a contact between different things that fit together. Nadal, Marta: ‘Joan Brossa: un poeta atípic’, Serra d’or, no. 373 (January 1991), p. 13
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original title
Poema visual
year of acquisition
2011
type of object
Graphic material
dimensions
49.9 x 38 cm
Copyright
© Fundació Joan Brossa, VEGAP, Barcelona
registration number
R.4527
date
1989
fonds
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
media
Lithography on paper
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium. Joan Brossa Fund. Long-term loan of Fundació Joan Brossa
original title
Poema visual
registration number
R.4527
date
1989
year of acquisition
2011
fonds
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
type of object
Graphic material
media
Lithography on paper
dimensions
49.9 x 38 cm
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium. Joan Brossa Fund. Long-term loan of Fundació Joan Brossa
Copyright
© Fundació Joan Brossa, VEGAP, Barcelona
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