Monday, November 21, 2011

NHBPM Day 21 ~ Ekphrasis!!!!! Illuminative liveliness

Today’s prompt is to do an Ekphrasis blog post.  “Ekphrasis” is writing about another art form. Like when people write songs about paintings or write a poem based on a dance. From wikpedia:
Ekphrasis has been considered generally to be a rhetorical device in which one medium of art tries to relate to another medium by defining and describing its essence and form, and in doing so, relate more directly to the audience, through its illuminative liveliness. A descriptive work of prose or poetry, a film, or even a photograph may thus highlight through its rhetorical vividness what is happening, or what is shown in, say, any of the visual arts, and in doing so, may enhance the original art and so take on a life of its own through its brilliant description.
Mine are all photos and videos of other art forms, mostly by me with a few by my 12-year-old daughter, Katie.  This topic is a lot of fun.  Though it's very easy to underestimate how much time it can take to make media sharable (my morning has gotten away from me).

Ekphrasis One ~ Sea Turtle ~ Portrait of a painting
*photo of an outdoor painting near an art shop in Haleiwa on Oahu

Ekphrasis Two ~ Non-dairy mocha cupcake ~ Photo of a work of art
*photo of a cupcake in Haleiwa (hadn't had anything like that in months because of food intolerances)

Ekphrasis Three ~ Polynesion Dance photo and video
*videos of dances in Waikiki presumably from Polynesian Cultural Center

Ekphrasis Four ~ JUMP ~ Photo of dance
*my daughter Katie took this picture of my son Christopher dancing at our friend Cheryl's wedding with our friend Judy's camera

Ekphrasis Five ~ BALANCE ~ Photo and video of
*video from Cheryl's wedding from our little camera and another photo by Katie from Judy's camera edited by Judy; this is the groom (Miguel) and best man (Angelo)

Now, to experience Ekphrasis with an example of it at its finest, go to to Eric Gillet's flickr HAVE to see his work!

This post was written as part of NHBPM – 30 health posts in 30 days:
I am also participating in my Bread and Roses Blog

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