Saturday, April 11, 2015

Notebooking Daily Writing Exercise April 11, 2015

Daily Exercise Genre: Ekphrasis.

Knowledge by Angel Boligan
About today's writing prompt genre: 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.

Today's artwork is...

Knowledge by Angel Boligan

This fantastic piece of digital art by Cuban artist Angel Boligan has a lot going on that we writers can use as jumping off points. Whether it's the actual conversation between the elderly man and the child, a comparison of their disparate experience as seen by the man, or by the child. It could be various aspects of experience that can be seen in the man's trail of experience, a representation of the actual visual that appears, or the larger conflict of communication difficulties between generations. Whatever path you take for this, have a good time, and man, what a cool piece of art.

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