Monday, March 9, 2015

Notebooking Daily Writing Exercise March 9, 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...

Paris 1930 by Yannick Corboz (2015)

There is a lot going on in this piece. What is the artist's intention with this framing? Aside from the 'artist', this (to me) reads like the POV of an artist framing his subject--the occlusion in the bottom left corner perhaps his canvas/the cover of his large sketchpad. So many great elements to work with. What is the focus of the piece? The Parisienne skyline, the model, the perhaps feral cat with its bell-like shadow? Is it the sketch on the wall behind the unmade bed? This is why I love art, its interpretation is so open. Personally, I'm watching the cat's eyes. They're after the lady's hair flower, I think. There will be batting. But what do you see? Please check out more of this amazing artist's work.


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