ἔκφρασις / Ekphrasis:

"an extended and detailed literary description of any object, real or imaginary" (Shorter Oxford English Dictionary)

 

 

Welcome to Ekphrasis Lessons. This site is designed to introduce you (or your class) to writing about, around, inside, to and from a visual artwork. 

 

 

 

Any questions?

 

Which visual artworks will we be responding to? Look in The Collection.

 

How can I use this in the classroom? Go to For Teachers.

 

I want to start writing immediately! Click on For Students.

 

Could I read an example first? Peruse Samples.

 

Who has made this site and why? See Bio / Acknowledgments.