Thursday, September 18, 2008

art story

I found this picture on the web, and it started me thinking about story art, or art story. For high schoolers, the work of Chris Van Allsburg and Scott Mutter can inspire some pretty off the wall stories. This is one of Dave McKean's.

When I visited MoMA, I saw Picasso's "Two Acrobats with a Dog" for the first time. Talk about a picture that screams for a story!

What do you think of writing that springs from a picture? Do any of you know of any other artists whose work might inspire stories? What about stories that are masquarading as pictures?


Tobin F. Terry said...

I remember the first story I ever wrote. It was in the second grade, and we had to write a story about a picture of a nun sitting in a chair that was floating four feet or so off of the ground. I remember everyone in my class wrote a scary story, except for me, of course. I don't remember what mine was about exactly, but I think it had something to do with flatulence.

John said...

For some reason I'm not surprised, Tobin. Was the flatulence pre or post Communion? This could be a really funny story as well as a satirical comment on transubstantiation.