Friday, March 13, 2015

Notebooking Daily Writing Exercise March 13, 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...

Twilight of an Old Country Road by (I'm not going to try)



The contrast of the title phrasing "An old country road" and the image are an interesting aspect and can be definitely used as a metaphor for any old country road that somehow found itself on the outskirts of a astoundingly sprawling metropolis such as this. This could also be the setting for a great heist, a coup, a return to nature even. The possibilities are as usual, endless. The sky in this piece is very important to its balance, perhaps this is more of a space-based story than might otherwise be expected. Have at it.

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