Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Notebooking Daily Writing Exercise February 24, 2015

Daily Exercise Genre: Ekphrasis.

Ekphrasis is from Greek meaning the description of a work of art as a rhetorical device. That's actually pretty straight forward, but another way to look at it, is it's highfalutin fan fiction, usually about paintings or pieces of music, but it can be about virtually anything. Look at or listen to the following piece of art and write a piece of prose or poetry that is inspired by some aspect of it.

Today's artwork is...

Nero PP 2008 by Vladimir Kush

Vladimir Kush uses myth and surrealism extensively which provides writers a veritable cornucopia of opportunity when it comes to ekphrastic writing. Is this man full sized or miniature? Is that actually a tree being pulled back, a facade meant to hide something, a stage piece? There is a lot here for interpretation. Have fun.


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