The Art of Communication
CHAPTER 6: From text to image
Classical myths, biblical stories, and famous works of literature have inspired artists for centuries to give visual form to compelling characters and moving scenes that may only exist as a written text. Artists play with such literary sources like musicians with a score, instilling in their rendering their own personal preferences and styles. These images complement the original texts, expanding their meaning and opening new avenues of interpretation.
La maestra rural [The Rural Teacher], 1932 (detail)
The Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin
Archer M. Huntington Museum Fund, 1986