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 +The [[sister arts]] theory was an 18th century theory introduced in England by [[Dryden]]'s preface to the translation, in 1695, of [[Charles Alphonse du Fresnoy]]'s treatise ''[[De arte graphica]]'' (1668).
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 +:"Painting and Poesy are two sisters; which are so like in all things, that they mutually lend to each other both their Name and Office. One is called a dumb Poesy, and the other a speaking Picture" --[[John Dryden]]
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 +*[[Ut pictura poesis]]
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 +*''[[The Sister Arts: The Tradition of Literary Pictorialism and English Poetry from Dryden to Gray]]''
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The sister arts theory was an 18th century theory introduced in England by Dryden's preface to the translation, in 1695, of Charles Alphonse du Fresnoy's treatise De arte graphica (1668).

"Painting and Poesy are two sisters; which are so like in all things, that they mutually lend to each other both their Name and Office. One is called a dumb Poesy, and the other a speaking Picture" --John Dryden

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