Painting (Journal Worksheet Wednesday)

Ekphrasis worksheet

Writing Journal Worksheet – Painting (PDF)

How many words is a painting worth?

Descriptions of paintings can be used for…

  1. Moments of recognition – Pride and Prejudice  by Jane Austen
  2. Strategy – Thrawn in Rebels & the novelisations
  3. Symbols of the selfThe Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  4. Communing with the deadMy Last Duchess by Robert Browning
  5. Developing the character of the painterHeart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  6. Developing the character of the modelThe Girl with the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
  7. Developing occupationsA Month in the Country by J.L. Carr
  8. Setting the (internal and external) sceneTo the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
  9. Revealing secret symbols – every Dan Brown book ever?
  10. Introducing clues – By The Pricking of My Thumbs by Agatha Christie
  11. Relating historical events – The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel
  12. Concealing a safe or doorway – every other mystery novel, and Harry Potter
  13. Uncanny occurrences & obsessionsThe Mezzotint by M.R. James

… or any use you put them to!

Practice painting with words in this worksheet.

P.S. Literature that describes a work of art is termed, ‘ekphrastic’.
P.P.S. Although this worksheet focuses on painting, you can also use it to explore photographs, murals, sculpture, surface design, or other forms of visual art, too.

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