Monday, March 23, 2015

Notebooking Daily Writing Exercise March 23, 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...


The Plough and the Harrow by Vincent Van Gogh tilt-shifted in Photoshop by graphic artist Serena Malyon.

The separation of the plough from the background really brings to mind William Carlos Williams to me, but what do you see?

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