The objective of this work is to analyze the relation between word and image in art, especially regarding the relation between literature and painting. This work evaluates the relation between word and image in art upon picture and poetry relation and the work evaluates it from antique literature with the concept of Ut Pictura Poesis, which become a tradition. Ut Pictura Poesis is an analogy between painting and literature that has been studied since antiquity. This study is a survey of that concept and some questions it has generated. The study is a review, focusing on classical philosophy, of the contribution of the analogy to a definition of the arts as imitative or representative of the physical world.
Keywords: Poetry, Ut Pictura Poesis, Ekphrasis, Literature