Calligrammes by Guillaume Apollinaire from ‘Poems of Peace and War’. Apollinaire – La Colombe Poignardée et le jet d’eau. from Calligrammes: Poems of Peace and War (). The Stabbed [bleeding] Dove (top image). Guillaume Apollinaire’s Calligrammes reveals a modernism unmatched by English poets of the first world war, says Stephen Romer.

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The official position taken by the Wikimedia Foundation is that ” faithful reproductions of two-dimensional public domain works of art are public domain “. Butor, Monument de rien pour Apollinaire.

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Notify me of new comments via email. Retrieved from ” https: The medium he worked in were not paints and brushes, but letters and language.

He experimented with a poetry in which a simple reading along the familiar linear axes left to right, top to bottom was no longer possible. Calligrammes is noted for how the typeface and spatial arrangement of the cslligramme on a page plays just as much of a role in the meaning of each poem as the words themselves — a form called a calligram.

Germain Amplecas, Wilhelm Apollinaris calligranme Kostrowitsky, pseudonym: Views Read Edit View history. Instead, he gurgles at the beauty of the Very lights, the shells explode like fireworks at a private party, the flares are pink, evoking his mistress’s nipples, the shape of the shells her breasts, the haunches of his artillery horse her hips. Note that a few countries have copyright terms longer than 70 years: In “La victoire” he even imagines a new, improved language, made of nothing but consonants, of raucous throat noise and “labial farts”, that would issue forth accompanied by gobs of spit not “postilions” – a rare error of this translation.


The black on white of the printed page became a new field of experimentation. This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 70 years or less.

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Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The following other wikis use this file: An Introduction to Guillaume Apollinaire. Mexico has years, Jamaica has 95 years, Colombia has 80 years, and Guatemala and Samoa czlligramme 75 years. In some poems, the individual destiny is frequently writ large in unashamedly mythic style, and then disarmingly deflated in a way unique to this poet.

Elsewhere, the wood where he is stationed takes on a kind of fairylike magic, as in “La nuit d’avril “, which is an extended fantastical conceit: Not all the poems in Calligrammes are successful; Apollinaire wrote a lot, and at speed, so there are duds and wet apollinajre among them.

You are commenting using your WordPress. A consistent governing sensibility expands then retracts with impressive suppleness – it’s rather like a genie returning to its bottle.

In Russia, anarchist poets were also declaring the sovereignty of the phoneme and the sign at this time. The Calligrammes are an idealisation of free verse poetry and typographical precision in an era when typography is reaching a brilliant end to its career, at the dawn of the appollinaire means of reproduction that are the cinema and the phonograph.


Calligrams of Guillaume Apollinaire. This article about a collection of written poetry is a stub. Poems of Peace and Waris a collection of poems by Guillaume Apollinaire which was first published in see in poetry.

Berton by Edme Quenedey. Guillaume Apollinaire France, was the author of a variety of different texts: Apollinaire secured that he will always be present in his work not just through words, but also through his unique handwriting and the constructed imagery.

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For the truth is that to judge Apollinaire either naive or superficial is both a naive and superficial reading of these poems. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

He took the elements common to drawing and writing and combined them into a single art form xpollinaire creating numerous possibilities of multiple readings along different lines. The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. Related articles Sep 15, From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Orphism Marie Laurencin Bateau-Lavoir.