Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Notebooking Daily Writing Exercise May 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...

"African Sonata" by photographer Vladimir Kush.


There is a lot going on in this piece of surreal art by the Russian born artist so I'll refrain from suggestions here, but I do very much like the clef and notes coming from the erupting volcano and the bramble of horns in the foreground. Have at it everyone!

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