Some of you received an incomplete post on Ekphrasis, Writing Inspired by Art, sent August 28, ’12.
Here’s what was missing
Child With Red Scarf
LINKING THE ARTS
The portrait in The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde is
an example of ekphrasis. He creates changes in the portrait
as the story moves along.
Ernest Hemingway said somethiing like, “Find the pain,
yours and others, and write about that.” He might have added,
“in a true way.”
Truth is hard to define. Writers need to try and find it and shine a light on it. God knows I’m trying. Really, Mr. Hemingway, I’m trying.