Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Van Gogh Writing Prompt: Van Gogh's Irises
In honor of Vincent Van Gogh's Birthday, I offer you to look at these beautiful irises he painted about one year before he took his own life.
Poetry Prompt: Poetry from art is called ekphrastic poetry. If you want to learn more about ekphrastic poetry, click on this link: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/5918 .Otherwise, just a write poem that is inspired by this painting.
Fiction Writing Prompts:
Option 1: Fiction can be inspired by art, too. Look at the picture for at least 1 minute and listen for a beginning to a story and go where your pen (or keyboard) takes you.
Option 2: Story starter: "Her name was Iris and her eyes were _______ . . . "
Whatever you write today, I encourage you spend a few minutes studying the painting before you write. For me, just looking at a painting can be enough to bring on the muse.