Thursday, June 4, 2015

Thursday Prompt: Art Interpretation

Paintings and sculptures like books tell a story. The wonderful thing about art is that the stories a work tells is up to the person viewing it. One person may see a painting very differently from another. That's one of the reasons art can be so inspirational for writers. We can take one image and create thousands of stories from it.

This week that's exactly what we're going to do.... well one story, not thousands. :) There are three paintings below choose one and study it for a while. Take a paragraph or two of notes about the people or things in the work. How does it make you feel? What do you think the person or people are feeling or thinking? After your study session take a five-minute break then come back and look at your chosen painting and notes. 

Now you're ready to tell the tale that you see envisioned in oils, watercolor, charcoal, or clay. 

Artist: Bartolomé González y Serrano

Artist: Frida Kahlo

Artist: Victor Figol

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