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'Afgekyk van en nagepraat na …': Nederlandse tekste in 'Vroue van Vermeer' van T.T. Cloete

A. Nel
Literator | Vol 23, No 1 | a319 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/lit.v23i1.319 | © 2002 A. Nel | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 August 2002 | Published: 06 August 2002

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A. Nel, Skool vir Tale, Vaaldriehoekkampus, Potchefstroomse Universiteit vir CHO, South Africa

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Abstract

'Afgekyk van en nagepraat na…': Dutch texts in 'Vroue van Vermeer' by T.T. Cloete

This article focuses on T.T. Cloete’s poem “Vroue van Vermeer” (Driepas) as the product of idiolectic transformation. The first and most obvious original text or frame is the work of the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer, with the poems and poetical writings of Martinus Nijhoff as a second frame. The third frame consists of texts from the work of J.H. Leopold. Special attention is given to what happens to the text adapted as a transformation, and in what way the source texts are dealt with in the final text. The visual focus of the poem corresponds with that of the paintings, i.e. the figure of the woman, space as constituent of the figure, and the dominating play with light. Cloete depicts his “Umwertung” of the perceived reality in his poem and at the same time models his own poetical concept that corresponds with the poetical views of Nijhoff. The poetical concept includes views regarding the texts, some views of reality and the so-called objectification theory.

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Cloete; Idiolectical Transformtion Ekphrastic Poetry; Figure; Cloete And Nijhoff Poetics; Space; Vroue Van Vermeer

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