Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Notebooking Daily Writing Exercise February 3, 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...

Toward the Horizon by Rob Gonsalves


The options for narrative and lyric are immense here. How much is metaphor, is the perspective in the car, from a boat, neither? Are you the artist or a viewer of a piece of art instead of being a part of the scene?

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