Thursday, February 27, 2014
The Museum Visitor...
Today Brian asks us to develop a character and tell a short story. I have several started but far from being ready to post. I think this story might work for the prompt, although we don't know much about her so there's no strong sense of her..or is there...- I'm leaving it to your imaginations ;-)
A print of this painting is on a wall in my house. Ever since I can remember my parents had it, and I imagined it was me for years when I was young. It says so much to me.
I thought I'd sketch it - and added a Rondeau which tells something of the piece ...
Never had she seen a museum door;
faded painting inside could be Renoir
Rustic door opened; view more worlds therein-
framed art in her likeness? Could be her twin?
Never been in a museum before
A painting inside a painting and more
like the Russian nesting dolls of folklore
smaller versions of herself can be seen
She never saw such artwork heretofore
Glass not wavy like fun circus mirrors
and no reflection of clothes that she wore
Everything in varied shades of green
each looking prim in her hat, shoes patine
She thought of possibilities in store -
No idea she'd be art to adore