Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Representació gràfica i ècfrasi en l’obra de Ramon Llull

Anthony Bonner, Albert Soler


This article discusses the relation established between texts and graphic representations in works of Ramon Llull, paying special attention to a rhetorical device called ekphrasis, that is, the verbal description of a visual object. It analyses descriptions of Lullian figures, and especially of arborial diagrams, in the presence of their representation (referential ekphrasis) or in the absence of same (notional ekphrasis). We conclude that the material aspect of the figures as well as the mental assimilation of their funcion are key elements in the process of cognitive elevation proposed by Llull.

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